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Port Eads Marina closes due to filling in of South Pass

Old 03-13-2019, 11:55 AM
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What year was that pic taken? 2016? We were on T-Time, the light blue hulled Hatteras next to the yellow game-fisherman.
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:05 PM
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My dad would've been down in Port Eads a 31 Bertram called the Miss Shirley during that time period raising hell.

I have old pictures somewhere that I'll try to dig up.
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by srgibbs3 View Post
What year was that pic taken? 2016? We were on T-Time, the light blue hulled Hatteras next to the yellow game-fisherman.
NOIBT 2015 - the one that got moved to August
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:34 AM
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the book,Rising Tide. should be required reading of everybody.
I just read it last week, good stuff - amazing actually.
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11/17/2018 If not the last, we were one of the last groups to stay there. "ARC"...Algeirs Recking Crew, with a few honorary members. Place was awesome!
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If someone doesn't step up, Future generations will NEVER reap the benefits of the old days...
I'm too old to start a campaign but your children would definitely appreciate the wonderful opportunities located in that small slice of heaven!!!
I'll continue to make the trip every chance I get no matter the cost!!!
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:16 PM
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I care a pretty good bit about Port Eads because of the history, a whole lot more about South Pass becoming more and more questionable. Lots of sediment coming down that river right now
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:13 PM
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Port Eads....the good ole days.
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Port Eads....the good ole days.
Yep...
Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:04 PM
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The front page article in the current Plaquemines Gazette painted a very dismal picture as far as Port Eads ever being operated as a Fishing destination. South Pass is now usable only by shallow draft boats and its continuously getting worst.. The Parish is exploring all options but unless the Army Corp of Engineers can be talked into dredging the Pass to be used as an alternate route for smaller oilfield support vessels, South Pass will become completely silted in. The chances of the Corp doing any dredging in South Pass are slim..
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Originally Posted by Myrtle Grove Bob View Post
The front page article in the current Plaquemines Gazette painted a very dismal picture as far as Port Eads ever being operated as a Fishing destination. South Pass is now usable only by shallow draft boats and its continuously getting worst.. The Parish is exploring all options but unless the Army Corp of Engineers can be talked into dredging the Pass to be used as an alternate route for smaller oilfield support vessels, South Pass will become completely silted in. The chances of the Corp doing any dredging in South Pass are slim..
Democrats...
What can WE do???
I'll pay to lobby for future generations???
Alabama just increased gas tax to dredge Mobile ship channel...

SOMETHING???
There are SOME very intelligent folks reading this???
OR just give up???
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james eads gave us an alternative to dredging, he fixed south pass in the 1870's with wing dams letting the current do the work, he got the depth to 30 feet including offshore approach, the corp fought him at every step, even lying. Now there is dredging almost full time and river is getting worse. If you want to have your mind blown, read Rising Tide which cronicles the sorted past of the politics and management of the river over a long period of time. We have pissed away untold amounts of money over the years of dredging and things continue to get worse. We need another Eads to fix it, corps is not getting the job done.
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by knotreel View Post
james eads gave us an alternative to dredging, he fixed south pass in the 1870's with wing dams letting the current do the work, he got the depth to 30 feet including offshore approach, the corp fought him at every step, even lying. Now there is dredging almost full time and river is getting worse. If you want to have your mind blown, read Rising Tide which cronicles the sorted past of the politics and management of the river over a long period of time. We have pissed away untold amounts of money over the years of dredging and things continue to get worse. We need another Eads to fix it, corps is not getting the job done.
I was talking with another engineer yesterday about Capt. Eads' method and why it worked then but doesn't work now. My understanding is that there is more volume of water that goes through the other passes (possibly bc of dredging) which prevents south pass from pushing the silt through. Anyone know why S pass wasn't used/maintained as the primary artery for ship traffic instead of SW Pass? I'm sure there's a good reason.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:54 PM
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Port Eads is a special place. I began fishing there in the mid 90's with William Ladner, who has done a great deal to keep the place going through the years. You wanna go fish pelagics, go ahead. Wanna monster trout, ten minutes away. All the snapper you want 10 minutes away.....etc, and ducks, ducks, ducks. There's always something to do. My understanding is back in the day the dancing girls would fly down to visit.
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Originally Posted by gapier View Post
I was talking with another engineer yesterday about Capt. Eads' method and why it worked then but doesn't work now. My understanding is that there is more volume of water that goes through the other passes (possibly bc of dredging) which prevents south pass from pushing the silt through. Anyone know why S pass wasn't used/maintained as the primary artery for ship traffic instead of SW Pass? I'm sure there's a good reason.
I think that ships bigger and south pass is relatively narrow. Maybe there is less water flow now in SP but that is not impossible to deal with, IMHO. The "engineers" (corp of) said it would not work them.
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Originally Posted by knotreel View Post
I think that ships bigger and south pass is relatively narrow. Maybe there is less water flow now in SP but that is not impossible to deal with, IMHO. The "engineers" (corp of) said it would not work them.
That sucks!!!
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:27 AM
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I came over from Panama City up through South Pass into Port Eads at night in September and it was pretty stressful in my Rampage 38. We aren't local so could only use the nav aids and chart to come through and we were very close to touching. Same on the trip up from Port Eads to Venice. The camp manager told us where to hug on the way up to Venice but it was still very close...
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