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Do you know about...
the Pirate House
 Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates are believed to have hidden out here while plying coastal waters between Bay St. Louis and New Orleans. A secret tunnel supposedly led from the waterfront to the house and
was used to smuggle black slaves from ships to the house where they
awaited transport to New Orleans. The home at 645 N. Beach Blvd. in Bay St. Louis was built in 1802 in the Louisiana Planter style, possibly by a New Orleans businessman with ties to local pirates. It was completely destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969.

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