A fifteen-minute ferry ride from the foot of Canal Street offers a
"...to the area known as Old Algiers, nestled in the curve of the Mississippi River's West Bank (which incidentally is not west of the rest of the City of New Orleans).
"(It) was established in 1719, making it the second oldest part of the city (of New Orleans).... For nearly a century and a half, the area served as the place where African slaves were held before they were sold into a lifetime of slavery. Some scholars argue that this place is actually sacred ground, the site of the origins of jazz. The slaves--frightened, sick, isolated from the families--quite likely used their tradition of 'call and response' and single-line melodies to communicate and comfort themselves and their families. These sounds form the basis of jazz today" (oldalgiersmainstreet.com).
Before parting, we received a lunch recommendation from the captian.