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23 July 2010. Grand Isle, Louisiana.
On what should be the busiest weekend of the year at the Grand Isle marina, there are just a few boats. More seagulls than people visited the marina on what is traditionally the weekend of the Tarpon Rodeo, Grand Isle's fishing 'Mardi Gras,' and greatest cash earner of the year. Ordinarily the marina would be overflowing with people and boats but with fishing still restricted and a potential tropical storm in the gulf, the marina is mostly deserted. The local economy has taken a massive hit. It will be years before the town and the area is able to recover from BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Photo credit; Charlie Varley/varleypix.com
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