Six Flags New Orleans 278 (by *brynne)
when you first walk into the abandoned six flags you see the old man from there old commercials it really set the mood on the whole zombie thing but people kept signing there name all over him and he started to look like just a regualr piece of wood ..this is what the old man at the abandoned six flags used to look like me and another lovely lady repainted him and made him scary again
Six Flags New Orleans
By Charlsie on Flickr
I’ve always loved how abandoned fans droop like that.
Abandoned theme parks are the greatest 🙂
Got to visit Six Flags New Orleans during my vacation and it was wonderful!
Market Street (NOPSI) Power Plant (New Orleans, Louisiana)
ADDRESS: 2879 Entire Sq, New Orleans, LA 70130
COORDINATES: 29.929930, -90.064175
The former New Orleans Public Service Power Plant is an early 20th-century power plant in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also known as Market Street Power Plant, it is located along the Mississippi River just upriver of the Crescent City Connection.
The plant opened in 1905, and by 1922, the New Orleans Public Service Incorporated (NOPSI) was founded. The NOPSI deemed all power to the city of New Orleans would be produced at the Market Street Power Plant. The facility supplied electrical power to New Orleans by burning coal and using the waters of the Mississippi River for cooling. The plant is over five stories tall. It was abandoned in 1973 due to the need for a larger plant. It has been abandoned for the last 40 years but is sometimes used as a filming location for movies and television shows.
**Beware: The bottom floor of this plant often floods due to the Mississippi River’s rising waters.**
The Mamie S. Barrett, Abandoned Towboat (Vidalia, Louisiana)
ADDRESS: 163-, 253 S Prong Rd, Vidalia, LA 71373
COORDINATES: 31.404967, -91.581438
The Mamie S. Barrett was a towboat built in 1921 by the Howard Shipyard of Jeffersonville, IN, for the Barrett Line (Oscar F. Barrett) of Cincinnati. The boat is 146 feet long and 30 feet wide.
The boat was sold to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in October 1923 and sent to Florence, AL. It appeared in the Rock Island District inventory in 1926 and was renamed “Penniman” in 1935. The boat retired from the U.S. Army in 1947 and was sold to the Vollmer Brothers Construction Co., and sold again in 1949 to Spencer Merrills. Merrills converted the boat into a clubhouse and restaurant called “Piasa”. In 1981 the boat was sold to Dick and Kathy Oberle who moved it to Eddyville, KY. The boat was given back her original name, underwent an extensive restoration and served as a restaurant at the marina on the Cumberland River. In 1987 the boat was purchased by John and Mary Houseman and was brought to Vicksburg. Around 1990 the boat was purchased as casino boat but never used.
After about 1993, the boat was subject to a flood and was later moved to Vidalia, Louisiana. Many people have offered to purchase the boat, however, none came through.