In continuous operation since 1931, the facility was literally wiped off the map by Katrina, along with most of the surrounding communities in St. Bernard Parish. This week many roads remained closed, there was no power, or fuel Â¿Â¿Â¿ or people living within an hour's drive. Blackie, at 87 the dean of south Louisiana marina owners, was living with a cousin in Baton Rouge. The family members who ran the operation--Blackie's son Ken, and grandson Kenny--were working on clean-up crews in St. Tammany Parish. They want to rebuild, but see no point in trying any time soon.