A Conversation for Sir Henry Morgan - The Pirate King

Pirates in ... Texas?

Post 1

Steve K.

Texas usually brings to mind cowboys, but if you check the map, it has a seacoast, and that means ... pirates!!

In particular, at one time Jean Lafitte (spelling varies) pretty much ran the island of Galveston (about 30 miles from where I live).


Galveston is still a nautical place, with the tall ship Elissa docked there:


And from the "Tell Us a Joke" forum:

A pirate walks into a bar with a ship's wheel stuck down in his pants. When the bartender asks, he says, "Arrr, it drives me nuts!"

Pirates in ... Texas?

Post 2


Like the joke, I was going to write a bit ab Jean Lafitte but after writing the entries on the seven pirates that are there I was a bit exhausted! smiley - biggrin Maybe I'll do something on him another day as he does deserve an entry!

Pirates in ... Texas?

Post 3

Steve K.

Yes, next time ... I understand all those articles took a lot of work, thanks. But a FRENCH pirate ... in Texas ... gotta have one.

Pirates in ... Texas?

Post 4


Incidentally, Henry Morgans mansion house is still standing in Llanrumney, Cardiff - it is now a pub. I suppose one goes inside and says yohoho and a bottle of rum, please landlord.

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