new in town

Meet Julie and 2-year-old Grace. They moved from Ohio. They have only been in town a week and a half. I am really interested in what their observations will be as they adapt to the area. I plan to keep … Read More

setting the scene

I am just getting started on this project, so I began with the most obvious thing — the boats on the bayou. There are lots. I expect them to be a fairly common theme as the work progresses.

fire training

Fire training at Sea School. Turns out fighting fires at sea isn’t quite the same as fighting fires on dry land.

survival training

Bayou La Batre is home to the Sea School, which trains students for careers working on commercial vessels. They can upgrade their vessel licenses, become able-bodied seamen, or even learn to cook on a ship. The village has a deep maritime … Read More