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’...

From the Bridge Wing 8-11-2013

From the Bridge Wing 8-11-2013
This Day in Coast Guard History 1812 – The Revenue Cutter Louisiana capsized and sank at her home port of New Orleans during a hurricane. All hands were lost except for her master. 1817 – “The ship Margaret, which sailed on Sunday, August 10, 1817, for Amelia Island with a number of persons on board, supposed to be going out for the purpose of joining the pirates, was brought...