Don Sharp has just posted an interesting article about the men and ships that patrolled Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity in the early 1800's. The article involves a lot of familiar names, a few extremely historic events, and even the publication of the first book on mental health.
And it all revolves around the Navy Yard on the Tchefuncte River across from Madisonville and a little upstream. To see his blog posting, click on the link below.
Click Here to read about the Establishment of the United States Navy at New Orleans, after the Louisiana Purchase, and its Influence on West Florida