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Cajuns on the Queen's Sea

WWL-TV Special Projects Collection



Genre: Special, Documentary

Place Covered: Coastal Louisiana , North Sea

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1970

Duration: 00:27:33

Subjects: Cajun culture | North Sea | Oil and Gas Industry | Oil industry workers | Rodrigue, Duke | Nolty J. Theriot, Inc. | Zewe, Charles | Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (New Orleans, La) | New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana | Golden Meadow, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana | Guidry, Dick, 1929-2014 | Ekofisk oil field | Great Yarmouth, England | Lowestoft, England | Sanders, Charles R. | Lelan, Stan | Brown & Root | Vizier, James | Gros, Ronald | Leblanc, Curtis | Rumbold Arms (Yarmouth, England) | Taylor Diving & Salvage (Belle Chasse, La.) | Avondale Shipyard (Bridge City, La.) | Theriot Overseas Service, Inc. (Golden Meadow, La.) | Ocean Victory | Galliano, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana | Lockport, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana | Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana | Tidewater Marine (New Orleans, La.) | Theriot, Nolty J., 1924-1976


  • Zewe, Charles Narrator
  • Zewe, Charles Writer
  • Inman, Gene Photographer
  • Inman, Gene Editor
  • Guidry, Dick (1929-2014) Interviewee
  • Theriot, Nolty J. (1924-1976) Interviewee
  • Sanders, Charles R. Interviewee
  • Lelan, Stan Interviewee
  • Vizier, James Interviewee
  • Vizier, Jessica Interviewee
  • Gros, Ronald Interviewee
  • Leblanc, Curtis Interviewee


Cajuns on the Queen's Sea, a WWL-TV Special Project narrated by Charles Zewe, explores the role of Louisianians in oil exploration in the North Sea.Footage includes: Cruden Bay, Scotland; the North Sea; the Ekofisk oil field; the Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company's Ocean Victory platform; Duke Rodrigue, a driller from New Iberia, working on the rig; tugboats from Louisiana, including the Phyllis A. Guidry, handling anchors for barges laying pipe for wells; home office of Nolty J. Theriot, Inc. in Golden Meadow; home office of American Offshore Fleet; Great Yarmouth, England, a summer resort and center of North Sea oil exploration; office of Theriot Overseas Service, Inc; office of Brown & Root, United Kingdom; Lowestoft, England, a village with several Cajun families; Cajuns socializing in the Rumbold Arms in Great Yarmouth; and Avondale Shipyards. Interviews include: Nolty J. Theriot, marine and towing contractor from Golden Meadow, Louisiana; Dick Guidry, state representative and chairman of American Offshore; Charles R. Sanders, Vice-President of Theriot Overseas Service, Inc; Stan Lelan of Brown & Root.; James Vizier, Cajun resident of Lowestoft and tug captain from Galliano, Louisiana; Jessica Vizier, Cajun resident of Lowestoft and a native of Galliano, Louisiana; Ronald Gros, Cajun resident of Lowestoft; and Curtis Leblanc, Cajun resident of Lowestoft and employee of Theriot Overseas, a native of Lockport, Louisiana. Other Louisiana companies mentioned as being involved in North Sea oil exploration include Tidewater Marine of New Orleans and Taylor Diving & Salvage of Belle Chasse.