Journey Along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway

All Things Considered begins a journey along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, through the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. NPR's Noah Adams is traveling by boat from Pensacola, Fla., into New Orleans, about 180 nautical miles.

Monday, he visits a shipyard in Pensacola where Bill and Barbara Trondle say they have five years of work backed up — because of last year's Hurricane Ivan. Now, they're getting calls from some of the thousands of people whose boats were damaged by Katrina.

Also, at a marina in Orange Beach, Alabama charter boat captains say the fishing's great, but few people are showing up for trips. Would-be customers are saying they've heard the whole Gulf Coast has been destroyed.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.