As I watched them securing the boat brought in by the Corps of Engineers at the mouth of the Bonnet Carre' Spillway, it reminded me of stories my mother told us. In the early 1900's the "Showboat", a steamboat with a calliope playing to announce its arrival, would dock in this vicinity. Everyone in town would join in the excitement and the boat would stay for a week and hold performances each night. There was a regular stop at Perilloux Landing.
This was before the radio, television and the many, many things that entertain people today.
Unfortunately, there is no band with the Corps and no entertainment.