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Blackbeard Settles A Score! April 9, 1718: Thach's flotilla, including the Queen Anne's Revenge, Adventure and Revenge, returns to Roatan, Honduras to settle a score. Blackbeard loots and burns the Protestant Caesar out of Boston. The now outgunned Captain William Wyer and his crew flee in their longboats into the mangrove jungle and watch as Blackbeard picks their vessel clean before setting it ablaze and sailing for Charleston, South Carolina. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge

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Blackbeard In The Bay Islands! 
April 5, 1718: At Turneffe Atoll, in the Bay of Honduras, Blackbeard captures the logwood cutting sloop Land of Promise captained by Thomas Newton. Newton and his crew put up no resistance. With Blackbeard is the ten gun, Adventure out of Jamaica and its captain, David Herriot. Also on board is Edward Robinson, the ship’s gunner, who would later be involved in the Battle of Cape Fear River. At this time Blackbeard makes Israel Hands captain of the 80 ton Adventure. The pirate and his crew are on the hunt. Representative image. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge
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A Slave Ship Sails & A Pirate Gets The Gold!

April 1, 1717:La Concorde, Blackbeard's future flagship, leaves France headed for the coast of Guinea after waiting out a storm. La Concorde's destination is the port of Judas in Guinea, present-day Ouidah, Benin. Also on this day, Benjamin Hornigold and a pirate named Napping capture a large armed sloop, the Bennet out of Jamaica. The Bennet's captain, Hickinbottem, surrenders without a fight and hands over a chest of gold coins. Before sailing for Jamaica, Hornigold exchanges his Adventure for the Bennet. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge 

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Blackbeard's Lieutenant Attacks!



March 28, 1718: One of Blackbeard's lieutenants, Captain Richard and his sloop Revenge, attacks the Protestant Caesar out of Bostoncaptained by William Wyer. The Protestant Caesar is collecting logwood, a 30-40 foot tall, irregular-trunked tree used as a source of a dark bluish-red dye. At 9 pm the crew of the 400 ton, 26 gun Protestant Caesar fights a three hour battle with the Revenge in the Bay of Honduras. Around midnight Richard and his pirates break off the fight and sail North to seek reinforcements. Representative image. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge

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Slave Ship Forced To Port!


March 19, 1717: La Concorde is forced to return to the port of Mindin at the mouth of Loire river. Previously on March 17, stormy weather drove the ship north along the French coast and the crew was forced to shelter in the lee of the island of Groix. The next morning, the howling winds force the crew to cut loose their anchor cable and abandon their 1500-pound anchor. The ship, pushed by strong winds, manages to avoid running hard aground despite hitting sand banks as many as three times. From Groix, La Concorde then sails to the island of Ho√ędic, in the Bay of Biscay west of Nantes, to wait out the storm. When the winds finally calm, the ship enters Mindin at the mouth of the Loire to replace their lost anchor and resupply for their journey to the African coast. La Concorde remains in port for nearly two weeks before once again setting sail for Africa. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge. Representative image. 

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Slaveship LaConcorde Begins Her Voyage!  March 13, 1717:La Concorde de Nantes begins her final run as a French slave trader. Departing from the Loire River port of Nantes, which was the center of the French slave trade in the 1700's, she is armed with 16 cannons and carries a crew of 75. In 1710 she was owned by the well-known businessman Rene Montaudoin when she sailed as a French privateer during Queen Anne’s War. As a privateer she was heavily armed and carried 26 guns. During that voyage the crew captured several slave vessels along the triangle route to the west coast of Africa and Martinique before lingering in the Caribbean during the spring and summer of 1711. At the end of Queen Anne's War, Montaudoin added La Concorde to his fleet of slave vessels, where she completed two voyages, returning to France in 1714 and 1716. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge.

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Pirates, Pistols & Pardons! 
March 12, 1719:Blackbeard's pirate associates are tried in Williamsburg, VA. Records indicate that one is acquitted, one is pardoned and the other 14 pirates are hanged. Of the two who escaped the gallows, one proved that he had participated in the bloody fight with Virginia troops out of necessity and was only a guest at a drinking party on Thach's ship and not a pirate. The other, Israel Hands, was not present at the fight. He claimed that during a drinking session Blackbeard had shot him in the knee, and that he was still covered by the royal pardon. Hands then testified against corrupt North Carolina officials with whom Thach had consorted. The bodies of the remaining pirates were left to rot in gibbets along Williamsburg's Capitol Landing Road. Click here for More

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Benjamin Franklin's Ode to Blackbeard!

1719: A sailor's song believed to be penned by Benjamin Franklin, at age 13, upon learning of Blackbeard's death.
The Downfall of Piracy
Will you hear of a bloody Battle, Lately fought upon the Seas, It will make your Ears to rattle, And your Admiration cease; Have you heard of Teach the Rover, And his Knavery on the Main; How of Gold he was a Lover, How he lov'd all ill got Gain. When the Act of Grace appeared, Captain Teach with all his Men, Unto Carolina steered, Where they kindly us'd him then; There he marry'd to a Lady, And gave her five hundred Pound, But to her he prov'd unsteady, For he soon march'd of[f] the Ground.
And returned, as I tell you, To his Robbery as before, Burning, sinking Ships of value, Filling them with Purple Gore; When he was at Carolina, There the Governor did send, To the Governor of Virginia, That he might assistance lend.
Then the Man of War's Commander, ` Two small Sloops he f…
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Blackbeard's Anchor! 


The main pile on the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard shipwreck site as it appeared in 2008. Anchor A1 (foreground) has been recovered and is in conservation with many of the ballast stones beneath it having been removed. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage library. WATCH THE VIDEO!

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