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Doc Hawley Shares His Mississippi River Expertise At New Festival

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The first Mighty Mississippi Downriver Festival will take place at the French Market and the Old U.S. Mint this Saturday, September 14. Among the many presentations during the day-long event will be one from a man who has plied the mighty Mississippi for 60 years.

On this week's Notes from New Orleans, Sharon Litwintalks with Captain Clarke Hawley, who has spent most of his working life on board paddlewheel steamboats.

Visit Nolavie.com to read a related article written by Sharon Litwin.

WWNO has lost a dear member of its community in Sharon Litwin, co-founder and president of NolaVie. She passed away Friday, June 24, 2016. Read a tribute to Sharon on NolaVie.com.