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  Jean Lafitte Information
Lafitte was said to be a master mariner; according to one legend he was once caught in a tropical storm off the coast of Galveston and steered his ship to safety by riding the storm surge over Galveston island and into the harbor.
Jean Lafitte, Louisiana is the name of a Cajun fishing village and tourist spot on Bayou Barataria, and Chalmette, Louisiana has a street named after the pirate.
Lafitte is also the subject of the Contraband Days festival of Lake Charles, Louisiana, held during the first two weeks of May to celebrate rumors of buried treasure in Lake Charles and Contraband Bayou.
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  Jean Lafitte   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jean Lafitte or Laffite (ca1780 - ca1826?), was a pirate in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century.
Lafitte was a colorful character, said to have been born in France.
Lafitte claimed never to have plundered an American vessel, and though he engaged in the contraband slave trade, he is accounted a great romantic figure in Cajun Louisiana.
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 Jean Lafitte part 2. Buccaneers, Privateers & Swashbucklers. Castlebound Enterprises.
Jean Lafitte was born at St. Maloes, France in 1781 & went to sea at age thirteen.
Lafitte, who was very observent, seized the decisive moment, beat to arms forty of his crew, now prepared to board, with pistols in hand & daggers held between their teeth.
Lafitte received two wounds at this time which disabled him, a grape shot broke the bone of his right leg & he received a cut in the abdomen, but his crew fought like tigers & the deck was ankle deep with blood & gore.
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 Jean Lafitte
Jean Lafitte, the “Gentleman Pirate” and the “Terror of the Gulf,” was a furious pirate in the eye of every citizen of New Orleans in the early 19th century.
Jean Lafitte would provide at least eight hundred men who not only provided man power but were also knowledgeable of the geography of the area as well as good fighters.
Lafitte’s main goal was to prevent the advancement of the enemy by using the natural resources as a barricade.
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 Jean Lafitte - IBWiki
Jean Lafitte (שֿאן לאפֿיט) — 1780's-1820's, although never a citizen of Mueva Sefarad, is a popular Muevasefaradí folk hero.
Born in France to a Sefaradic anusí mother whose father was killed by the Inquisition, Lafitte left Europe in the early 1800's and set up what amounted to a small kingdom in and around the Gulf of Mejico.
Lafitte's exploits against Iberian interests earned him fame in Mueva Sefarad, and it is reported that he refused Muevasefaradí citizenship and support, preferring independence and the heat of the southern seas to the frigid North Atlantic.
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 The Treasure Of Jean Lafitte - Salars Family Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Lafitte's era, there were four tidal lagoons (two have since succumbed to natural and man-made channel routing) on the lower Calcasieu River, and the buccaneer could navigate the stream with the skill of a bar pilot.
On this occasion Lafitte's ship had been in dire danger of attack as he prepared to enter the Calcasieu Pass, for he found that the New Orleans revenue cutter "Lynx" was engaged in antislaving patrols between him and the mouth of river.
Lafitte posted sentries at the mouth of the river to watch the warship's movements, and put half of his crew to work burying treasure in the vicinity of the Barb Shellbank.
www.salars.net /treasure-hunting/the-treasure-of-jean-lafitte.html   (3226 words)

 Jean Lafitte - Definition, explanation
Jean Lafitte or Laffite (ca1780 - ca1826?), was a pirate in the Gulf of Mexico in the early 19th century.
Lafitte claimed never to have plundered an American vessel, and though he engaged in the contraband slave trade, he is accounted a great romantic figure in Cajun Louisiana.
Jean Lafitte is the name of a Cajun fishing village and tourist spot on Bayou Barataria.
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 Jean Lafitte
In January, 1814, the Lafittes offered for sale a consignment of 415 negroes: An inspector of revenue that was sent to their settlement was killed, and the collector urged Governor Claiborne to drive the contra-bandists out of Louisiana.
Pierre Lafitte had recently been made a prisoner by the United States authorities, and was confined in the jail of New Orleans.
The majority of the officers who were called in council were of the opinion that the documents that had been sent by Jean Lafitte were forgeries, and that his story was a fabrication intended to prevent the destruction of his outlawed colony.
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 Jean Lafitte
Jean Lafitte, or Laffite, c.1780-c.1826, was a Louisiana privateer and smuggler who helped U.S. forces in the Battle of New Orleans at the end of the WAR OF 1812.
It is said that Lafitte's schooner was finally sunk by a United States gunboat and now lies in its underwater grave at Shell Beach.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve contains Barataria, located south of New Orleans and featuring trails and canoe tours; Chalmette, the scene of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans; the New Orleans Unit, interpreting the ethnic population of the Delta; and the Acadian Unit, which interprets Acadian culture and history.
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 Jean Lafitte
Jean Lafitte, it appears, was the eldest of three brothers, natives of Bordeaux in France.
The offer was accepted; and Lafitte and his men, stationed at the guns near the levee, on the 8th of January, 1815, did such service as to call forth a general pardon from the president of the United States.
Lafitte, being pardoned, and hoping for more honorable employment through the agency of Colonel Bean, furnished a fine schooner to transport the latter, and the munitions he had procured, back to Nautla.
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 Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - Areaparks.com
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park & Preserve - Areaparks.com
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve was established to preserve signifcant examples of the rich natural and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi Delta region.
The park seeks to illustrate the influence of environment and history on the development of a unique regional culture.
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 Jean Lafitte Death - Jean Lafitte Death   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Legacy of Jean Lafitte in Southwest Louisiana - THE LEGACY OF JEAN LAFITTE IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA...
Jean Lafitte: Gentleman Pirate of New Orleans - Death in the Family.
Jean Lafitte, LA - Topix.net - Jean Lafitte, LA - Topix.net...
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 Jean Lafitte Elementary School in Lafitte, Louisiana/LA - School Tree
Jean Lafitte Elementary School is classified as a "Primary School".
Jean Lafitte Elementary School was operational at the time of the last report and is currently operational.
Jean Lafitte Elementary School is outside the city or town limits.
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 Jean Lafitte Flowers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jean Lafitte, Louisiana, United States [Town]; population was 1,469 in 1990; housing units was 561...
Driving the Jean Lafitte Scenic Byway and stopping frequently to see things up close and personal is a good way to discover the real character of the Cajun country.
Jean Lafitte National Park preserves an array of the cultural heritage and unique wildlands...
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 Jean Lafitte
In return for his help he and his crew were pardoned for their maritime crimes but lost their pirate privileges in Barataria Bay.
Though no one knows for sure, it is believed that Lafitte took up residence on the Southwest Louisiana coast for several years towards the end of his life.
In 1826 Lafitte’s schooner was finally sunk by a United States gunboat and now lies in its underwater grave at Shell Beach.
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 Jean Lafitte Real Estate | Jean Lafitte LA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
According to census data in the year 2000 there were 759 housing unites in Jean Lafitte.
Jean Lafitte's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.1%.
The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Jean Lafitte were built after 1980.
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 Corpus Christi Online - / Coast is loaded with legends of lost treasures
Lafitte, the pirate of the Gulf, was a piece of work.
Before the boat was sunk, it was said, Lafitte divided his treasure and buried his share nearby.
Another story says Lafitte buried his plunder at three locations: one near Corpus Christi Pass, another near the Oso, and another at the mouth of the Nueces.
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 Jean Lafitte House New Orleans Louisiana, Timeshare Resales Rentals and Sales
Jean Lafitte, the notorious pirate and patriot of the Caribbean, is the namesake of this New Orleans locale.
Nestled in the residential area of the French Quarter, Jean Lafitte House provides a quiet spot to swim, soak in the whirlpool, and relax before exploring the rambunctious streets of the Quarter.
Please note that Jean Lafitte House and Vacation Timeshare and Rentals, LLC are independent of each other.
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 Jean Lafitte Louisiana Home Inspection - Home Inspectors Jean Lafitte Louisiana
Choosing a Jean Lafitte home inspector means choosing someone you can trust to objectively, independently and apart from anyones interests other than your own, provide you with a comprehensive analysis of the home’s major systems and components.
Jean Lafitte Homebuyers, homesellers, homeowners, or anyone who wants to make an informed decision about a house based on objective information deserves a professional home inspection.
Jean Lafitte Homeowners, if you have questions about your house, Give us a call we would be glad to assist you in making an informed decision.
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 Jean Lafitte - Barrataria Corsair, by Badger Bart
Between 1803 and 1814 Lafitte owned and operated a tremendous business which transported merchandise of all kinds from a number of markets within the city and to and from various designated spots south of it.
Lafitte also is said to have inhabited Grande Terre island at the foot of Barataria Bay, where Katrina directly passed.
Lafitte was known for his sudden impulses to just up and leave form where he was at the moment.
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 Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, on Bourbon Street, was built sometime before 1772, and is one of the few remaining examples ...
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, on Bourbon Street, was built sometime before 1772, and is one of the few remaining examples of French architecture in the French Quarter.
One of the brothers was the infamous Jean Lafitte, Privateer, and co-hero of the Battle of New Orleans.
For the past several decades, Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop, privately owned, is operated as a bar and restaurant, and is a favorite haunt for tourists and locals alike.
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 Jean Lafitte News
With the voluntary demolition of substantially damaged homes in the town of Jean Lafitte winding down, Mayor Timothy Kerner is considering expanding the program to any building that threatens public safety.
Jean Lafitte park poised to expand by 3,000 acres
A fire tore through a FEMA trailer in the Barataria community Friday, leaving a family of five homeless, Jean Lafitte Fire Chief Linton Duet said.
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 Handbook of Texas Online:
Jean Laffite (Lafitte), pirate, was born in Bayonne, France, probably in 1780 or 1781, the son of a French father and a Spanish mother.
Jean Laffite went to Washington and Philadelphia in the winter of 1815-16 to lay their case before President James Madison, but in March 1816 he returned to New Orleans without success.
Jean Laffite's first assignment was to accompany Arsène Lacarrière Latour on a mapping expedition west of Arkansas Post.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/LL/fla12.html   (1055 words)

 A visit to Jean Lafitte, Louisiana (LA)
The nearest report is for Bayou Cane (LA) - which is 7 miles northeast of Jean Lafitte.
The town of Jean Lafitte is located in Jefferson Parish.
According to the 2000 Census, Jean Lafitte had a population of 2,137 people.
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 Jean Lafitte Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In 1808 the brothers, Jean and Pierre Lafitte, organized the smugglers and privateers with headquarters at Grand Terre, a barrier island, They used the Indians shell middens along the bayou for storehouses and sold merchandise to merchants and plantation owners.
Jean Lafitte stalled the negotiations in order to get word to General Andrew Jackson.
At this point the story of Jean Lafitte becomes hazy and no one is sure what became of the pirate-patriot.
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 AAA Traveler Magazine - Jean Lafitte
When the national park was established in 1978, it took the name Jean Lafitte from a state park that had previously been located here.
Towns named Lafitte and Jean Lafitte flank Bayou Barataria, which is from a French word suggesting dishonesty at sea.
The folk history of Lafitte is charmingly presented through 12 animated panels in the new Jean Lafitte Visitors Center.
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 Jean Lafitte part 1. Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers & Swashbucklers. Castlebound Enterprises.
Lafitte was famous for his clever ways of getting out of trouble.
In return, Lafitte offered double that amount for the capture of the governor.
In 1814, British officials offered Lafitte monetary rewards, amongst other inducements, in return for his help in attacking New Orleans.
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