In New Orleans's Jackson Square sits a 24-foot fishing boat in front of a Louisiana state museum dedicated to history, and is part of its Hurricane Katrina exhibit.
On its side, Ken Bellau wrote a brief message before abandoning the vessel: “This boat rescued over 400 people. Thank you!"
He left his phone number, just in case the boat's rightful owners ever wanted to reach out to him and hear the story.
The boat had been stolen – technically, but really, it had been borrowed, Bellau likes to say.