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March 21, 2019

Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: 2019 Elsaesser Fellowship Winner Begins Blog Posts

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Fort Pike, New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Harris.

Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, has begun research on his project, “Pirates, Blockades and Commerce: an Expedition to Explore the Maritime History, Fortifications, and Lighthouses of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.”

Jonathan, a geologist and former SEA crewmember, is an education and outreach coordinator at Mississippi State University.  He will be exploring the Gulf Coast from New Orleans, LA to Cedar Key, FL, by boat and on foot. His goal is to document the fortifications, lighthouses, and other historical structures of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The region has a rich maritime history, much of which is not well documented.

Jonathan's ultimate objective is to produce a publication with photographs of his research. In the meanwhile, he's begun chronicling his progress on a blog, and he promises regular updates!

Follow Jonathan's progress through his blog.

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