Images: Bicentennial commemoration starts in New Orleans [Image 249 of 303]
Photo by Chief Petty Officer William Lovelady
Ecuadorian sailors aboard the Ecuadorian navy steel-hulled barque BAE Guayas (BE-21) man the yardarms as they arrive in New Orleans in conjunction with the War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration. The events in New Orleans are part of a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012 and concluding in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series.