Blackbeard 300th

In 1718, the most notorious pirate of all left his mark and his ship on the North Carolina coast, where stories continue to be revealed.

 

Pirate action has long played out on North Carolina’s seascapes. With Blackbeard’s retreats on the Pamlico Sound and “gentleman pirate” Stede Bonnet’s fondness for the Cape Fear River,...

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Pirates are the life of the party at celebrations along the North Carolina coast. Here’ a rundown. Piratefest April 13-14, Greenville Celebration at the home of the East Carolina University...

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Three centuries ago, Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet and other buccaneers came to the North Carolina coast for its inlet hideaways. Today they would come for craft beverages. During the tricentennial of...

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In the summer of 1718, a pirate called Blackbeard sailed into North Carolina history. Three centuries later, his larger-than-life legend captures the fancy of thousands of beachgoers. Undisputed...

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Queen Anne's Revenge (QAR), Blackbeard's flagship, ran aground in North Carolina's Beaufort Inlet and was abandoned by the pirate in June 1718. Its location was one of America's longest-standing...

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40 to 50: Number of ships Blackboard reportedly plundered. 90: Approximate length in feet of the Queen Anne's Revenge. 40: Number of cannons reportedly arming the ship. 400: Number of pirates...

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This glossary is designed as a handy cheat sheet to accompany media material on pirates produced by Visit North Carolina. You can expand your vocabulary by checking out more extensive lists, such...

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