We went to the Riverview Park and watched the barges go up and down the Mississippi. It's amazing how busy the river is. I normally don't see it, so today was a nice respite. It's supposed to rain for the next three days.
Public Belt railroad pulled through. They have an exceptional logo and the corporation itself is a good idea. I don't know much about it and how it affects commerce but, from their website at least, they seem to be beyond political manipulation in favor of commerce. I don't understand the ins and outs of port operation. I've never seen a port as busy as New Orleans.
Both New London, Conn. and Boston, Mass. are port cities that I've spent considerable time in. They don't seem to handle a fraction of the traffic that plies the Mississippi up to New Orleans and beyond.