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    NOLA PWC Fort Tour: Amphibious Assault on New Orleans



    According to the little known author Codman Parkerson, New Orleans has always been a well defended city: “For nearly all of the first two hundred years of its existence – 1717 to 1917 – New Orleans was America’s most fortified city. Strategically located near the mouth of the Mississippi River, New Orleans was the gateway to the interior of North America. Any invasion force would recognize this fact; any sovereign would as well.” Indeed, Parkerson goes on to list no less than 56 positions of defense built for the single purpose of protecting the river and the Crescent City that has sprawled along its shores.

    I must admit, I’ve always been something of a history nerd; sure the subject isn’t to everybody’s liking, but when combined with a day of PWCing, I couldn’t help but offer the report. Opening with a quote from Parkerson’s book wasn’t by accident either – I’ve been reading it like a roadmap for months now. While the trip was definitely about the viewing of these antiquated bases, I’ll leave the history lessons to the links which reach out to my blog on the same subject. So, with that in mind, come join my friends and I for a 67 mile PWC cruise that will cover two major wars, attack and occupation by an invading enemy, and five locations of military construction designed to protect New Orleans.

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    Great write up, Gatorman...but why'd you out that guy for taking his woman to bust chop for him? Bring you a chop buster next time.

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    Hey - what happens on the ride... winds up in a report! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    Hey - what happens on the ride... winds up in a report! LOL
    It didn't happen regardless of what your report says. You nor your hired video company BIP got any evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea-Donkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    Hey - what happens on the ride... winds up in a report! LOL
    It didn't happen regardless of what your report says. You nor your hired video company BIP got any evidence.
    If I look hard enough, I might be able to find that clip!

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    Nice avatar, King!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KawaKing06 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sea-Donkey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 83Gator View Post
    Hey - what happens on the ride... winds up in a report! LOL
    It didn't happen regardless of what your report says. You nor your hired video company BIP got any evidence.
    If I look hard enough, I might be able to find that clip!
    Bahahaha... Advantage Gator. Thanks, Mike!

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    Nope. Eluding to evidence possibly existing does not constitute actual evidence.

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    Sorry, Wade. He was alluding, you are eluding.

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    Ha, thanks there Zig...guess that's like affect and effect. Regardless, the "story teller" has no proof. Didn't happen.

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