There may be pirates, arrrrrggghhh. That’s the word on a shipwreck discovered about 35 miles off the coast of Louisiana. The two-masted, 60-foot-long schooner went down in 4,000 feet of water, some time between 1810 and 1820, according to the Times Picayune. Artifacts recovered include a telescope, pottery, French bottles, swords, English mustard jars, hourglasses, a cast-iron stove, a Scottish cannon, and a coin marked 1810.
The coin dates the ship to the time of the War of 1812, the cannon and cannon balls suggest a warship, and the lack of records about the ship going down indicate a ship that operated under the radar, ie a privateer. Artifacts are headed to the Louisiana State Museum where they will eventually be displayed, once archeologists figure out the mystery of the ship. Read about the discovery here.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.