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curious

Australia

#1 Aug 9, 2009
I am told that there is house on Grand Isle where Carlos Marcello use to stay/ once owned by him is this true?
hey

United States

#2 Aug 26, 2009
curious wrote:
I am told that there is house on Grand Isle where Carlos Marcello use to stay/ once owned by him is this true?
yes it is true
DJC

Thibodaux, LA

#3 Sep 8, 2009
curious wrote:
I am told that there is house on Grand Isle where Carlos Marcello use to stay/ once owned by him is this true?
Larose, LA
Yes, it was a large white wooden home/camp, of no distinction, in the middle of town, right off of Highway 1 on the beachside of Grand Isle, Louisiana. I am a native of Grand Isle, and as a kid I used to go there, doing odd jobs for spending money. It was either torn down or destroyed for a hurricane, as it no longer exists.
Marcello was of short stature, known as the little man, or the old man. He loved kids.
poot

Goliad, TX

#4 Mar 18, 2010
Yes, my mother is from grand isle and lived a few houses down from the camp. She also would play with his daughters when they were children. My grandfathers brother was his cook on his boat. They say he was a good man to the people there but, i dunno...i have never met him..
anna

Cut Off, LA

#5 Mar 20, 2010
The Cajun Tide on Grand Isle, Louisiana is the camp that Carlos Marcello use to own. It is still there today.
Sarahs Granddaughter

Vilonia, AR

#6 May 10, 2010
My grandmother was supposed to have married Carlos Marcello by arranged marriage. Her parents didn't make her marry someone she did not love, so the marriage did not happen. Very interesting, considering my grandparents retired to Grand Isle in the 70's an lived there until my grandfather passed in the late 80's.
ameiliz

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Jun 2, 2011
I was told my great grandmother's sister married him. The family talks about it.
John Flores

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jan 2, 2012
Never speed through a South Louisiana speed-trap town with a six pack of beer in the passenger seat, and no driver's license!
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By John Flores
...And there was the local corruption—the mobster element that was always mixed with Louisiana law enforcement to make for some colorful situations.
Like the time I paid a fellow sailor to borrow his classic Mercedes for the weekend so I could drive down to Grand Isle, about 100 miles south on the coast, to spend the weekend at the Tarpon Rodeo. Naturally irresponsible at that point in my life, I normally failed to carry any form of I.D. on my person. On that bright summer morning, taking the helm of a fast and very cool car, I had a six pack of beer in the passenger seat and a foot made of lead. This was a bad combination, and about halfway down to Grand Isle, in the middle of the vast marshland, I was stopped in a little speed trap town of Golden Meadow.
The cop asked for a license, or a form of photo I.D., and I didn’t have any. The open beer between my legs didn’t help my case. He threw me in the slammer and said:“I never saw a sailor with enough money to get a car like that!” The sheriff there at the small jail wore diamond rings on his fingers, the first tip-off that he might be involved in some type of shady behavior. As it turned out, my uncle was the doctor for a big mafia figure who spent a lot of time on Grand Isle and that person also knew the sheriff of Golden Meadow.
When I called the motel at Grand Isle to say I’d been arrested for stealing a car and wouldn’t be there to meet my uncle, Dr. Flores, the girl who answered the phone hung up with me and immediately called her daddy—the big mafia guy—who called the sheriff. Within a few minutes, I was on the road again. I found out how South Louisiana worked—the hard way. There are too many stories to tell in the space of a small column, but it is good to remember those days even for a little while.
The Station New Canal was created in the early 19th Century, and withstood many hurricanes over the decades, but finally about a decade ago it was boarded up and the light turned off—for the first time. The U.S. government sold it, and built a much larger station a couple of miles to the west—still the busiest SAR station in the country. But it’s not a lighthouse.
Hurricane Katrina completely wiped that old station, with the historic lighthouse, off the map six years ago. Now, a lot of people on that northern side of New Orleans are still trying to find the money to rebuild it. Using the original lamp from the old lighthouse—at least it was not blown away.
I was surprised by Katrina destroying the station, because it weathered many in the past. We witnessed two during my time there.
I drove to the old station some years ago, before Katrina, to stop by and see it, remembering when it was a very important place for boaters and fishermen on that giant lake for so many decades, and was surprised that it had been closed. Lake Pontchartain is about 30 miles wide and about that long, so anyone on a boat at night needed that light to get their bearings if they were miles from shore. It was a life saver, just seeing that light on a stormy night.
Sitting there I could almost hear my old chief cursing at me, as he always did. I looked around and it was only the lake’s endless wind, as if roaring in anger that time had stolen the last light of Lake Pontchartrain
pee

Sicklerville, NJ

#9 Jan 20, 2012
curious wrote:
I am told that there is house on Grand Isle where Carlos Marcello use to stay/ once owned by him is this true?
my grandpa owns his house in Jefferson LA Monticelo rd.
bobby

United States

#10 Feb 23, 2012
ameiliz wrote:
I was told my great grandmother's sister married him. The family talks about it.
just wanted to comment on your post carlos marcello married my great grandfathers niece
rev

Folsom, CA

#11 Mar 15, 2012
my grand father was his spirtual advisor ive met him as a little boy he did love kids i wish that there was more men like that in new orleans we wouldnt have the high crime that we have
drew

Cut Off, LA

#12 Apr 10, 2012
@ john flores... ha that town my friend is still to this day a speed trap.. I am actually from that small town og golden meadow. Nice little place. Yes Marcello did have a place on the island. My grandfather actually did some business with his brother. So I have been to that camp a few times. Nice guy on the outside.
Aaron

New Iberia, LA

#13 May 20, 2012
curious wrote:
I am told that there is house on Grand Isle where Carlos Marcello use to stay/ once owned by him is this true?
I actually have a collection of Carlos Marcello's things from his camp in Grand Isle, including photographs, lamps, jewelry, cigar boxes, keys to the camps and other places of his interest. One of the photographs is an aerial photo of the Grand Isle house, beach and other camps, taken on July 3, 1939. I have all of these things available for sale if anyone's interested. I had recently put them on ebay, but it didn't sell. I was about to put it on ebay again. If you're interested in any further information of my collection, or photos of what I've got, contact me at [email protected] Thanks
connie

United States

#14 Jul 5, 2012
I lived in the Humble Oil camp on Grand Isle when I was a kid, and my parents would always comment as we passed Marcello's camp when he was on the island.
Lulu

Lafayette, LA

#15 Jan 5, 2013
connie wrote:
I lived in the Humble Oil camp on Grand Isle when I was a kid, and my parents would always comment as we passed Marcello's camp when he was on the island.
Do you remember the name of the camp??
Aaron

United States

#16 Jan 5, 2013
Name of the camp was "The Tide."
kimee

United States

#17 Jan 8, 2013
Mr carloso was my fatherss parain. He was a great man. And his son Frankie. And other family members still visit.

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Sweden

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better yet

Union City, GA

#21 May 13, 2013
Even better moi sis miss poot. yes, our grandfather's brother " felix " was the cook on Carlose's boat and yes she did play with his daughters on grand isle but i married his illegitimate daughters son and have popped out seven of his children...gotta keep it in the family.

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