11.12.2008

Calliope

Here's a fun little piece on the lady who plays the steam calliope aboard the steamboat Natchez here in New Orleans.

The article includes this moving image from the immediate aftermath of Katrina:

The Natchez was back the first week in October 2005, and Fagnano quickly returned to her traditional position atop the boat. She played for anyone who could hear, often with tears in her eyes. “I would just stand up there and play for about an hour,” she said.