Delcambre

Located 12 miles east of Abbeville on LA Hwy 14, Delcambre is divided between the parishes of Vermilion and Iberia. Many early parish settlers made their homes here and created a strong agricultural base from which many other industries grew. Today, the effect of the shrimping industry is evident. This small town along the Bayou Carlin traditionally blesses its fishing fleet each year during the colorful Delcambre Shrimp Festival. Each December, decorated boats parade down Bayou Carlin at the Annual Delcambre Boat Parade to make a colorful, lighted display on the water. In between the yearly festival dates, passersby can see the large dipped nets hanging from poles that are used in trolling, especially near one of the many metal expansion bridges that cross our rivers. Walk along the wharf and you can get a feel for what life on a shrimp boat is like.

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