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Snapshots

  1. tankers

    Snapshot Title: tankers
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Baton Rouge is perhaps the last port where ocean-going tankers can safely reach any time of year on the Mississippi River.



  2. barges

    Snapshot Title: barges
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    barges are the workhorses of the Mississippi River, pushed by stout, powerful tugs. The barges flat bottoms, like the hull of the historical paddlewheelers, means even shallow water can be navigated....



  3. paddlewheeler

    Snapshot Title: paddlewheeler
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Paddle wheel steamboats were once ubiquitous on the Mississppi River because their flat bottoms enabled them to cruise over shallow water over hidden sandbars. A weight and line were thrown over peri...



  4.  older Mississippi Bridge

    Snapshot Title: older Mississippi Bridge
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    This is the older of the two bridges spanning the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. This one is along Airline Highway, so called because of its relatively straight route to New Orleans to the east an...



  5. Our Lady of the Lake Hospital

    Snapshot Title: Our Lady of the Lake Hospital
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    A major hospital complex serving not just the Catholic community in Baton Rouge.



  6. new Governor's Mansion

    Snapshot Title: new Governor's Mansion
    Taken by: T. E. Smith-Lamothe

    Image: Looking North from the observation deck, Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Image Owner: T. E. Smith-Lamothe



    Description:

    Both the new and old Governor's Mansion are designed as stately new-classical antebellum plantation homes with white columns and galleries (porches) at both upper and ground levels.