Grand Isle Origins

By Cayden Stump, staff writer Although Grand Isle was discovered in 1528 by French explorers, ownership of the island alternated between the French and the Spanish for a while. According to Tiffany Kleynhans, former resident of Grand Isle, the French ultimately took control in the 1720s due to the island’s proximity to New Orleans. Before […]

Island Pirates

By Paul Gagneaux, staff writer In the past, many pirates sailed around the island areas of Louisiana. Although many of these pirates are gone, some of their descendants and relics of their history remain in Louisiana’s coastal areas, like Grand Isle. “One of them is actually buried right in my backyard, and not many people […]