Saturday, August 7, 2010 Delacroix, LA

A four part series on the Canary Islanders of Delacroix Island, Lousiana.

Today Delacroix and other fishing villages are either ghost towns, reclamation projects for sportsmen, or temporary boom towns for the BP disaster response. Some commercial fishermen still dock along the bayou, but they are commuters, driving in from communities on the protected side of the levees. Families that lived along the bayous for hundreds years have given up, chased away not just by the violence of recent storms, but the certainty of more to come. If there's new construction, it's largely by city anglers building recreational retreats.

See Part 1

See Part 2

See Part 3

See Part 4