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Flooded Wharves, Sand Bag Levees -- Near Canal Street

The people shown in the middle of the photograph are sitting atop sand bags placed on the Poydras Street Wharf as added protection against the encroachment of high water. The turreted building in the distance at left is the local Anheuser Busch beer depot at Gravier and South Front Streets; the large structure spewing smoke in the center background is the American Sugar Refinery; the building with clock tower at right is the Canal Street ferry terminal; and the small one right in the middle is the Port Commissionersí office. None of them are around anymore.

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