From the Bridge Wing 8-31-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-31-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History: 1819 – The Revenue cutters Alabama and Louisiana captured the privateer Bravo in the Gulf of Mexico.  Bravo’s master, Jean Le Farges — a lieutenant of Jean Lafitte — was later reportedly hanged from Louisiana’s yardarm.  The cutters then sailed for Patterson’s Town on Breton Island to destroy the notorious pirates’...