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The famous French privateer, Jean Lafitte, stayed at The Pirates' House many times between dates aboard ship.


Pirate Harbor - Jean Lafitte

Jean LaFitte
Pirate Harbor - Jean Lafitte Jean Lafitte Jean Lafitte was born in 1790, either in France or Hispanola, which is current day Haiti. Little is known of his childhood, but according to Harold I. Sharfman's book, Jews on The Frontier , the family of the tall and handsome buccaneer were Marranos , who in the 14th century converted to Roman Catholicism, but secretly continued to practice Judaism. It is known that in 1765, Jean Lafitte's grandmother, Maria Zola, fled from Spain on the heels of the murderous Spanish Inquisition. Dubbed by many as a "citizen of the wind," after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 Jean Lafitte established Barataria , his own little kingdom of privateers and smugglers in the bayous near New Orleans. Jean Lafitte's men numbered about 1,000, and he provided them as troops assisting Andrew Jackson against the British in the Battle of New Orleans during War of 1812 . Jean Lafitte was not a pirate in the true sense of the word, as his raids were mostly legitimized as privateering. Jean Lafitte never attacked an American ship. A man without a country, he still respected the American constitution and hoped that his little "kingdom by the sea" might someday reflect such ideology. Jean Lafitte's base of operations was the French Quarter where he was well known as a patron of local taverns and quadroon brothels. Run out of New Orleans in 1817, he relocated to the island of Galveston, Texas, and established another "kingdom" he named Campeche. Jean Lafitte somehow obtained a lavishly furnished mansion, the upper portion of which was actually a fortress facing Galveston Harbor. Around 1820, Jean Lafitte married Madeline Regaud who was either the widow or daughter of a French colonist.


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Community service learning projects performed in the past three years have included partners such as Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - Barataria Unit (Jean Lafitte - Barataria Preserve), Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), Barataria-­Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP), Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), and Audubon Nature Center.


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Born in France, the pirate Jean Lafitte is credited with helping defend Louisiana from the British in the War of 1812.
He traveled between New Orleans and Galveston, establishing the Barataria and Campeche kingdoms. His ship and his ghostly image have been spotted sailing along the Gulf Coast to this day. Workers on oil platforms and crews of offshore supply vessels claim to regularly see a billow of sails on the horizon heading east, hear the flapping of sail riggings, and the cry of phantom voices spoken in Barataria. The ghostly fleet is said to produce visible white foam where the bows break the waves that have almost besieged small boats. Jean Lafitte appeared to a three-man charter fishing boat before Hurricane Katrina struck.


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Twelve Louisiana municipal governments - Bunkie, Bastrop, Baton Rouge, Bossier City, Gonzales, Jean Lafitte, Lake Charles, Natchitoches, Springhill, Sterlington, Sulphur and Wisner - took home the Louisiana Municipal Association's most prestigious award for outstanding municipal improvements and accomplishments.
Winner-Town of JEAN LAFITTE, Lafitte's Barataria Museum and Wetland Trace.


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