The Lower Mississippi River Water Trail


Rivergator Atchafalaya River Appendix 1:



Contributing writers:


Mark River Peoples


Wolf E. Staudinger




Designing the Bayous: The Control of Water in the Atchafalaya Basin, 1800-1995

2004, Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

by Martin Reuss


The Atchafalaya River Basin: History and Ecology of an American Wetland

2013, Nature Conservancy, Texas A&M Press

by Bryan Piazza


Cajun Families of the Atchafalaya

1989, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

by Greg Guirard


Inherit the Atchafalaya

2007, Center for Louisiana Studies

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

by Greg Guirard and C. Ray Brassieur


Canoeing Louisiana

2003, University Press of Mississippi

by Ernest Herndon


Atchafalaya Swamp Life: Settlement and Folk Occupations

1972, LSU School of Geoscience

by Malcolm L. Comeaux


Bayou-Diversity: Nature and People in Louisiana Bayou Country

2011, Louisiana State University Press

by Kelby Ouchley



The Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana: From 1542 to the Present

1994, Louisiana State University Press


The Control of Nature: Atchcafalaya

1989, Farrar Straus Giroux

by John McPhee


C.C. Lockwood's Atchafalaya

2007, C. C. Lockwood


Atchafalaya: America's Largest River Basin Swamp

by C. C. Lockwood


Atchafalaya Houseboat: My Years in the Louisiana Swamp

2006, Louisiana State University Press

by Gwen Roland, photos by C.C. Lockwood


Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

1997, Simon & Schuster

by John M. Barry


The Mississippi River in 1953:

A Photographic Journey from the Headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico

2005, The Center for American Places

by Charles Dee Sharp


Historic Names and Places on the Lower Mississippi River

1977, Mississippi River Commission

by Marion Bragg


Seasons of Light in the Atchafalaya Basin

1989, Greg Guirard

With two stories by William Faulkner




Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries




Atchafalaya River Basin River Gages


Lower Mississippi River Gauge and Week Forecast


The New Orleans Times-Picayune


Atchafalaya National Heritage Area


Atchafalaya Basinkeeper


Quinta Scott: Atchafalaya River Blog


John McPhee: The Control of Nature


Bayou Teche Project


Bayou Teche Water Trail


Louisiana Folklife Program


Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building

Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana





Pirogue Maker

14 minutes, Black and White; Original format: Film: 35mm

1949, by Arnold Eagle

(In 1948, Robert Flaherty was working on "The Louisiana Story." He was searching for a small boat, or "pirogue" for his young hero. Flaherty soon became aware that pirogue-making was a disappearing art. Finally, when he found Ebdon Allemon, a Cajun craftsman, he persuaded him to make the pirogue. It may well have been the last piroque made in Louisiana. This is a record of that event.),188


Old Man River Project

2009 documentary film, in 10 episodes

by Canadian adventurer Brett Rogers

(The story begins in Kingston, Ontario. Brett and Cliff build a York Boat named Annie. Brett lays out his plan: with Cliff as First Mate, he will lead a crew 2400 miles down the Mississippi River to reach the Gulf of Mexico and donate their boat Annie to the Lower Mississippi Riverkeeper)