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OB Book Club: Last Days of Last Island



Just finished this book about the Hurricane that wiped out Isle Derniere back in 1856. Best I can tell, this island used to be a few miles west of Grand Isle. Now it looks like its busted up into a few much smaller spits. It is a really great account of life on the Louisiana Coast back then, and gives good first hand accounts of those that survived (over 200 died).

When they started talking about how calm it got the day before the storm came through, all I could think about was how badass a topdog would have been right off the beach with that barometer falling! Come on...it was 1856, its not too soon.

Anybody else got any good recs for Louisiana outdoor related reading?







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Trout Bandit
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Dude look at the map provided in the book. It's west of Timbalier on the southern edge of Lake Pelto and Caillou Bay. Elmer's Island is just west of Grand Isle.





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TheGreat318
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Yeah, but it's nowhere near the size it was back then...but then again nothing is, right?





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tales of a LA duck hunter by fielding lewis






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Motorboat
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Did I give you the book from my camp?

Also rising tide.






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Great thread, I was looking for books to read after bayou farewell and came across the one about last isle and another called rising tide. Also came across the good pirates of the forgotten bayou and people if the bayou.


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choupiquesushi
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quote:

Did I give you the book from my camp?


Que?






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Motorboat
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I was asking tb if he took last days if last island from my camp.





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tales of a LA duck hunter by fielding lewis






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HeadyMurphey
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Bayou Farewell








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Bookmarking thread. I enjoyed reading Last Days of Last Island.





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Capt ST
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Vanishing Paradise





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TheGreat318
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Bayou Farewell was great! Although, I must say, in all of my backwoods adventures, I've not come across the witch doctor. Wonder if someone was just having a little fun with the backpacking author!





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TheGreat318
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Did anyone read Cajun Mariners?





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Rising Tide. Recounts the flood of 27. Awesome book.





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Rising Tide. Recounts the flood of 27. Awesome book.


I really, really enjoyed reading it.

Bayou Farewell is pretty solid as well.






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The island has also backed up into Lake Pelto by several hundred yards just in my 32 year lifetime. I can only imagine how much bigger and further in the gulf it was back then. Hell when my Dad was a teenager people had jeeps on the island to get around and you had over a hundred yards of beach before the surf. Had several canals with camps and houseboats into the 1970's





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quote:

Did anyone read Cajun Mariners?


I have a copy of it at home but haven't gotten around to it yet. My family's company built tugs for some of the people mentioned in there.






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I have read the book. We had it at our camp for years but lost it.

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could think about was how badass a topdog would have been right off the beach with that barometer falling!


Imagine how big the trout were back then






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Langston
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Gonna have to read the last days and rising tide it sounds like





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