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Jean Laffite: The Most Famous Pirate of the 19th Century

October 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$35

Jean Laffite is among the most famous pirates of all time, and undoubtedly America’s most infamous. Starting as a French privateer, he became the master pirate of New Orleans and helped Andrew Jackson defeat the British in the Battle of New Orleans. From there, he established a new base on Galveston and then Mujeres. In this class, pirate expert Robert Jacob dives into the legends and myths about Jean Laffite, along with the French Privateers, and Laffite’s brother, Pierre. You’ll sail alongside Laffite as he comes to New Orleans, engages in battle, and becomes a master spy. You’ll also explore the details of Laffite’s bases on Galveston and Mujeres, his stint as a captain in the Venezuelan Navy, and his dramatic death at sea. [1 of 2 Sessions] Instructor: Robert Jacob
Session: 1
SKU: RE498023FA
Location: Ruth Eckerd Hall
Room: Kline Studio

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Date:
October 24, 2023
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$35
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Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759 United States
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Instructor
Robert Jacob
session
1
SKU
RE498023FA
registered
https://ce.olli.eckerd.edu/eckerd//course/course.aspx?C=3390
Room
Kline Studio