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Where's The Rum?! 

"Such a day, rum all out. Our company somewhat sober; a damned confusion among us! Rogues a plotting." - Edward "Blackbeard" Teach. One of Blackbeard's 300 year old onion bottles appears out of the sand on the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard Shipwreck Project. From the Nautilus Productions stock footage library. Watch the video!

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Blackbeard's Plunder!
Late 1717-early 1718: Reports cite Blackbeard, and his pirate crew on the Queen Anne's Revenge, plundering vessels near St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Nevis, Antigua, Puerto Rica and Hispaniola. The captures include the Great Allen, a large merchantman laden with valuable cargo including silver coins, plate and other cargo, taken near the Island of St. Vincent. Documents also indicate Thach spent the winter of 1717-1718 harassing shipping sailing to and from the port of Vera Cruz, Mexico and traversing the Bay of Honduras. Representative image. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge#Pirates#NautilusProductions#Blackbeard#Documentary#StockFootage#Shipwreck#Privateer#Archaeology#EdwardThatch#QueenAnnesRevenge#FriendsofQAR#NCDNCR#NCFilm#Blackbeard300#Tricentennial#Blogbeard
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Blackbeard's Head On Display! January 3, 1719: Lt. Robert Maynard returns to Hampton River, VA with Blackbeard’s head hanging from his bowsprit. The notorious pirate had been killed during a spirited battle near Ocracoke, North Carolina. Cannons roared and townspeople cheered when they saw the horrific trophy sailing up the river toward the King Street docks. According to tradition, the head is placed on a pike in the water, at the site now known as Blackbeard’s Point at the entrance to Hampton Creek (now Hampton River, Virginia). http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge.

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The Pyrate Union!

Sometimes ye find treasure in the most unexpected places. A sail on the horizon brings not just pieces of eight but an unexpected and welcome ally. A reminder that friends can be far away but closer than you ever thought. There be power in numbers and strength in shared adventure. Capt. John Swallow you be an honorable and decent man. May the wind be always at your back and your brethren by your side. Keep to the code! Blackbeard's Law
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Blackbeard's Shipwreck!

Blackbeard the pirate's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, was discovered in 1996 by Intersal, Inc. Join Nautilus Productions & underwater archaeologists from the Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project as they explore the 300 year old wreck site near Beaufort Inlet, NC. Click here for Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge videos.

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Blackbeard's First Prize!
December 13, 1716: Henry Timberlake, the master of the 40 ton brigantine 'Lamb' loaded with a cargo of barrel staves and shingles, reports he was overtaken by two pirate vessels off western Hispaniola. At 8 in the evening the pirate sloop 'Delight,' commanded by Benjamin Hornigold, fired several warning shots and commanded the 'Lamb' to drop sail. Timberlake reports that the pirates absconded with “Three Barrils of Porke, one of Beef, two of peese, three of Markrill five Barrils of onions Several Dozen Caggs of oysters most of his Cloaths and all his Ships Stores Except about Fforty Biskets and a very Small quantity of meat just to bring them in and threw Some of their Staves over board.” He also stated that an hour later “Edward Thach Comander of another Sloop, the name whereof this Deponent knows not mounted with Eight Guns & manned with about ninety men came along Side the Said Brigantine and lent their Canoa wi…
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Blackbeard's Accomplice Hanged!
December 10, 1718:While awaiting his execution, pirate Stede Bonnet writes to Governor Johnson, begging abjectly for clemency and promising to have his own arms and legs cut off as assurance that he would never again commit piracy. Charles Johnson wrote that Bonnet's visibly disintegrating mind moved many Carolinians to pity, particularly the female population, and London papers later reported that the governor delayed his execution seven times. Bonnet was eventually hanged at White Point Garden, in Charleston SC, on this date. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge.


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