The Scotia Prince, a ferry boat, sits idly at a dock in Saint Bernard Parish. It normally carries passengers from Maine to Canada, instead it is filled to capacity—all 320 cabins—with people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
Patrick and Sherry are among the 650 residents. In their cabin they keep their only possessions: a wool bedspread, two pillowcases and a teddy bear. "This is all I've got," Patrick says.
Residents of The Scotia Prince are left counting the days until FEMA stops paying for the boat to stay docked. Even when that happens, some say they still don't want to leave Louisiana. "I lived down here all my life, and this is where I want to be," Patrick says.