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Throughout the country, state parks, historic sites, museums, and similar institutions are struggling to continue operating. Because of general financial problems, many of these institutions are operating on a reduced schedule or in danger of closing. Some are being forced to sell off artifacts and property. Many will not weather these hard times without your help.

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The Leviathan Float first appeared in the 1998 Krewe of Orpheus Parade. Sonny Bore and Virginia Stuller developed the concept inspired by the Leviathan, a biblical sea creature, "coiled serpent" in Hebrew. The Leviathan was the first large scale Mardi Gras float to use fiber-optic lighting and uses just under 54,000 individual lights. Smoke is emitted from the nostrils.The 125-foot long float was built in three tandem sections. The float has been used in many subsequent Mardi Gras.
This "Mystery Submarine" was discovered in Lake Pontchartrain in 1878 near the mouth of Bayou Saint John in New Orleans. It is one of only a few submarines from the Civil War that have been recovered. There are several theories as to its origin. One is that it was built in New Orleans about 1861 or 1862 to sink Federal ships. Another theory is that it's a prototype for a larger vessel. It was probably scuttled when Union forces entered the city in 1862.



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