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Blackbeard Pardoned! June 1718:Blackbeard takes his pick of booty and crew after grounding the Queen Anne's Revenge and sloop Adventure and travels to Bath, NC and receives the "gracious pardon" of the Royal Proclamation from Governor Charles Eden. Blackbeard then gives the Governor a share of his plunder. Finding unaccustomed hospitality from a town in need of an economic boost, he decides to take a wife and settle at Plum Point, on the eastern side of Bath Creek. He anchors his sloop at Ocracoke Island, NC. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge

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Blackbeard Grounds His Flagship!  June 10, 1718: On or about this day, Blackbeard runs his flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge aground at Old Topsail Inlet, now Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. He attempts to kedge the Queen Anne's Revenge off the bar using his sloop Adventure but runs her hard aground also. His cohort, Stede Bonnet, leaves for Bath, NC to seek a pardon from Gov. Charles Eden. When Bonnet returns he finds Blackbeard gone, the Queen Anne's Revenge stripped and former Adventure captain David Herriott marooned on Bogue Banks with Blackbeard's remaining pirate crew. A contemporary account by Ellis Brand of the Virginian guardship Lyme relates; "On the 10 June or thereabouts a large pyrate Ship of forty Guns with three Sloops in her company came upon the coast of North Carolina ware they endeavour'd to goe in to a harbour call'd Topsail Inlett; the Ship stuck upon the bar att the entrance of the harbour and is lost; as is one of the sloops the oth…
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Queen Anne's Revenge Stock Footage! 
Blackbeard's 300 year old shipwreck documented in 20 years of video. This is a small sample of stock footage & video from the pirate Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project available for license from the Nautilus Productions LLC shipwreck library. WATCH THE VIDEOS!
Blackbeard 300 celebration.

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Slaveship's Voyage Continues!  June 7, 1717: The crew of La Concorde set sail from Mesurade, in present-day Monrovia, Liberia. They had stopped two weeks prior to take on fresh stores of food and water. From there they were heading to their final African destination of Judah, the French name for Ouidah in present-day Benin. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge

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Blackbeard Project Images!
The Nautilus Productions LLC staff with Lucky Shot Productions and photographer Cindy Burnham has been the official video crew for the study and recovery of the infamous pirate Blackbeard's ship the Queen Anne's Revenge since the projects inception. This archive is the digital record of the project. Our Queen Anne's Revenge stock footage and images have been licensed worldwide in books, magazines, news broadcasts and in over a dozen documentaries airing on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, the History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, NBC, PBS, the Smithsonian Channel, the Travel Channel, ZDF and more. The images below, from the Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project, are available for license. VIEW THE IMAGES

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Bahamas Pirate Den!
June 5, 1717: Captain Matthew Musson writes In a report to the British Council of Trade and Plantations that the Bahamas has become overrun by pirates. While he was cast away in the Bahamas in March, five pirate crews were using New Providence as a base of operations. This included Edward Thache with a six gun sloop and a crew of about seventy men and Benjamin Hornigold’s ten gun sloop and crew of about ninety men. Thache's moniker, "Blackbeard," enters the official record in this report. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-annes-revenge

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Blackbeard's 300th - 250,000 Views!

Blackbeard the pirate's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge, was discovered in 1996 by Intersal, Inc. Join Nautilus Productions LLC​ & underwater archaeologists from the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard​ Shipwreck Project as they explore the 300 year old wreck site near Beaufort Inlet, NC. WATCH THE VIDEO.

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Blackbeard Blockades Charleston, SC! 

May 22, 1718:  With a flotilla made up of the Queen Anne's Revenge, Adventure, Revenge and a small Spanish sloop captured off Florida, Blackbeard blockades Charles Towne (Charleston), a wealthy South Carolina port. The pirates plunder merchant ships and seize the passengers and crew of the Crowley, a 178 ton ship bound for London carrying barrels of pitch, tar and rice. Some of Charleston's most prominent citizens are on board the Crowley. After Royal Gov. Robert Johnson meets Thach's demand for a chest of medicine and some 4000 pieces of eight valued at £1000, Blackbeard releases some 80 nearly naked hostages and sails up the coast for North Carolina. Medical artifacts from that medicine chest recovered from the wreck site of the 'Queen Anne Revenge' include; a urethral syringe used to treat syphilis, pump clysters to pump fluid into the rectum, a porringer which may have been used in bloodletting treatments, and a cast brass a…
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Cutthroats in the Bahamas! 
May 11, 1717: Blackbeard sets up camp on the island of New Providence and is operating as a pirate in the Caribbean during the spring of 1717. In a report to the British Council of Trade and Plantations, Captain Mathew Musson describes how the Bahamas has become overrun by pirates. He writes, “At Habakoe one of the Bahamas he found Capt. Thomas Walker and others who had left Providence by reason of the rudeness of the pirates and settled there. They advis’d him that five pirates made ye harbor of Providence their place of rendezvous vizt. Horngold, a sloop with 10 guns and about 80 men; Jennings, a sloop with 10 guns and 100 men; Burgiss, a sloop with 8 guns and about 80 men; White, in a small vessell with 30 men and small armes; Thatch, a sloop 6 gunns and about 70 men. All took and destroyd ships of all nations…” This is the first official account referencing the pirate Edward Thach. Representative image. http://nautilusproductions.com/projects/queen-anne…
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Blackbeard’s Head & Bell Recovery Video Released!

In commemoration of the 300thanniversary of the grounding of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Nautilus Productions has released two new video clips from the project. In 2005 underwater archaeologists on the Blackbeard's Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project uncovered the ship’s head or toilet from the stern area of the wreck. In 2006 an unmarked bell was recovered. This is the second bell found on the wreck site. Both were sent to the QAR Lab for conservation. For the first time short video excerpts of their recovery can be viewed on Nautilus’ YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2B004FADA64B9A59. The complete videos of the recoveries are available for license as part of Nautilus’ nearly two decade long digital record of archaeological efforts on the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

The infamous pirate Blackbeard ran his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, aground just outside Beaufort Inlet, NC in Ju…