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  1. Did Jean Lafitte ever live in Jean Lafitte? | LouisianswersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | NOLA.com

    ... came to New Orleans around 1806 and started a major pirating operation. Their operation was headquartered out of Barataria Bay on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. That location was ideal, it turns out, because it was secluded and remote, so Lafitte's ...

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  2. Bradberry resigns as Louisiana's coastal authority chairman to return to private sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | NOLA.com

    ... numerous coastal communities during the next 50 years. He also was able to move forward the state's proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion project, representing the state in negotiations with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation about ...

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  3. Proposed $8.5 billion Plaquemines LNG terminal and pipeline faces environmental reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | NOLA.com

    ... existing Tennessee Gas and Texas Eastern Transmission natural gas pipelines that run south through wetlands of the Barataria Basin. Written comments on the environmental report will be accepted through Jan. 9, and must reference the project docket ...

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  4. Hundreds of Louisiana parks and wildlife areas benefited from canceled federal programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | NOLA.com

    A family of French tourists crane their necks to see an alligator along the Coquille Trail in Barataria Preserve, one of the six sites of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Thursday, April 17, 2014. ( Several Louisiana conservation groups are calling on Congress to revive a federal fund that helped create some of the state's most popular parks and wildlife areas.

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  5. 'Voodoo City,' Ep. 6: The bloody history of Jackson SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | NOLA.com

    It's one of New Orleans' most famous, most beautiful places, one you've probably seen hundreds if not thousands of times -- even if you've never visited the Crescent City. It's Jackson Square, the oft-photographed plot of land at the heart of New Orleans' riverfront.

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  6. Oysters waiting to be shucked .Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... The diversions would channel part of the river's flow - and the silt and sand suspended in the water - into nearby Barataria Bay and and Breton Sound to help rebuild lost land. Oyster growers oppose the diversions, fearing that the increased ...

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  7. 'Voodoo City,' Episode 5: In search of Jean LafitteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Jean Lafitte: He's one of New Orleans' most romantic and revered historical figures, but he's also one of the most mysterious. When it comes down to it, very few verifiable facts about him are known -- other than that he was a pirate who operated out of Barataria Bay.

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  8. Plaquemines oil terminal could reduce land-building sediment for Mid-Barataria diversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 | NOLA.com

    This mock-up of an ocean-going ship and a barge docked at a proposed terminal in the Mississippi River was used to model the terminal's effects on sediment flowing into the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion just downstream. The 2012 study concluded the terminal could reduce sediment captured by the diversion by 17 percent.

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  9. The pirate who captured the hearts of New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... celebrated and romantic figures, a swaggering, swashbuckling man of mystery who led an army of privateers out of Barataria Bay, who helped Andrew Jackson save the city at the Battle of New Orleans -- and who has captured the imagination of the city ...

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  10. Our Views: More money needed for coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2018 | The Advocate

    ... Authority could undertake with its earlier funding sources from the U.S. government, the big ones - the single Mid-Barataria diversion project is $1.4 billion or more - will eat up cash pretty quickly. Bradberry was involved in the early planning ...

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  11. Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2018 | The Daily News-Record

    ... via AP) Bob Thomas is photographed during Science Day at the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve's Barataria Unit on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 in Marrero, La. Thomas was honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes ...

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  12. Keeping N.O. levees high, building levees on central coast studiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | NOLA.com

    The Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority officials signed two agreements this week that clear the way for the corps to study when and how high east bank and West Bank New Orleans area levees must be raised to keep up with future sea level rise and subsidence. Also signed were two agreements to study what new levees are needed for communities in four central Louisiana parishes and in the Upper Barataria Basin just west of New Orleans.

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  13. Capt. Paul's Edge program for the RigoletsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2018 | Louisiana Sportsman

    ... premier fishing areas in the state. Presently, Capt. Paul's Edge is available for 21 different areas, including Barataria Bay, Lake Borgne, Hopedale to the Miss Sound, Hopedale to Bayou Terre Boeufs, Delacroix to Point a la Hache, Bayou Bienvenue, ...

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  14. Oct. 1: The no-name hurricane of 1893 that killed more than Katrina -- archived photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... Loyola University writes on its website . "Grand Isle and Cheniere were probably the earliest known islands in the Barataria region of Louisiana,'' the website says. "Great Awakening'' author Kate Chopin was among the visitors to the islands, a ...

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  15. Gone Fishin' with the Plaquemines Parish Coastal Restoration DirectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2018 | WGNO-TV New Orleans

    ... know we'll never bring it back to what it used to be but I try to bring some back," said Frelich. Vince took us to Barataria Bay and told us that the state's freshwater diversion plan threatens the entire fishery of Southeast Louisiana. Frelich ...

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  16. Riding Barataria bullsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | Louisiana Sportsman

    ... Isle and similar areas are great places to target bull reds from a 'yak. Caminada Pass on the western end and Barataria Pass on the eastern end of Grand Isle both provide bull red opportunities for kayak anglers. But Caminada is shallower, more ...

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  17. Capt. Paul 's Fishing Edge: GPS waypoints for LafitteRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2018 | Louisiana Sportsman

    I refer to the Lafitte Edge area as the location in the Southeast Louisiana marsh in St. Charles, Lafourche and Jefferson parishes between the Bayou Segnette launch in Westwego, Lakes Cataouatche and Salvador, areas in the Lake Salvador Wildlife Management Area, southwestward to Bayous Gauche and des Allemands, Lac des Allemands and Bayou Boeuf and eastward toward The Pen and Bayou Du Pont, then continuing south to the northern part of Barataria Bay. There are locations in Bayous Perot and Rigolettes, Little Lake, Mud Lake and along the Barataria Waterway, including more than 180 Edge waypoints that cover prime freshwater as well as numerous salt and brackish locations which offer a wide assortment of fishing.

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  18. Proposed oil export terminal may conflict with Mid-Barataria Sediment DiversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | NOLA.com

    ... areas are wetlands. The site is adjacent to the Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery, at top, and the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion at the bottom. (Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Army Corps of Engineers) A key state permit required ...

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  19. 1728 Map by Geographer H. Moll showing Anclote, a popular spot for pirates.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2018 | Hernando Sun

    ... the French, English and the United States. During this time there was even a pirate/privateer stronghold named Barataria near New Orleans. Captured goods could be sold by pirates/privateers in Barataria and then smuggled to New Orleans and sold in ...

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  20. Cormier letter flurry: stop Mid-Barataria DiversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier III, flanked by parish fishers, explains why he opposes the state's proposed Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions during a June 2018 news conference. During the past 30 days, Cormier has written 16 letters to federal officials, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, outlining his objections to the diversions.

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