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Any of Lafitte’s crew descendants out there? - The Galveston County Daily News : Letters To Editor

August 20, 2014

Any of Lafitte’s crew descendants out there?

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2014 12:00 am

My name is Lou MacBeth, and I will be speaking at the second annual Laffite Society Seminar, which will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 at Texas A&M University at Galveston on Pelican Island. The title of my talk is “The Crew Left Behind.”

Jean Laffite, a privateer, occupied the east end of Galveston Island from 1817 until 1820 when he was “invited” to leave by the U.S. Navy, and he sailed into history.

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