shrimp boat, slidell, louisiana. last week i visited my favorite place in the world, new orleans. this time i wanted to get a better sense of the world surrounding the french quarter, so i took a boat tour of the honey island swamp. one of the first things they showed us was this shrimp boat that hurricane katrina deposited there eight years ago. the boat owner was never found, so here it lives, miles from its home port. her name is the guiding star.