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May 29, 2019

The War of 1812 and Pirate Jean Lafitte: Elsaesser Research Continues along Gulf Coast

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Painting depicting the Naval Battle of Lake Borgne, Louisiana, between British and U.S. forces in the War of 1812, by Thomas L. Hornbrook (active 1836-1844).

Jonathan Harris, C-112, winner of the 2019 Armin E. Elsaesser III Fellowship, continues his research along the Gulf Coast as part of 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 and is regularly posting updates on his blog. Ultimately, he plans to produce a large-format publication of his research with high resoltuion photos, as well as supporting digital media and a documentary video.

Please read the latest installments of Jonathan's blog, and follow his progress! 

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