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Trouble On The Horizon!

November 17, 1718: Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood provides funds for the hire of two light, fast sloops, which then sail out of the Chesapeake Bay and into the Atlantic, setting a course for Ocracoke Inlet, NC and a confrontation with Blackbeard. READ MORE

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Blackbeard Captures His New Flagship!

November 17, 1717: The French slaver La Concorde encounters Blackbeard off the coast of Saint Vincent. During the voyage sixty-one slaves and sixteen crewmen expire. Blackbeard and his pirates, aboard two sloops, one with 120 men and twelve cannon, and the other with thirty men and eight cannon, capture the frigate after firing "two volleys of cannons and musketry." The pirates leave the Frenchmen the smaller of Thach's two sloops. Thach forces the three surgeons on board, carpenters and a cook to remain with his pirate crew. The displaced Frenchmen rename the sloop the Mauvaise Rencontre (Bad Meeting), and make sail for Martinique. Blackbeard offloads La Concorde's 455 slaves, crew and cargo in Bequia where the slaves are later recaptured by the returning crew of the Mauvaise Rencontre. Thache then renames La Concorde the Queen Anne's Revenge and equips her with 40 guns. READ MORE

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Dredging For History!  You can't recover artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard wreck site without digging some serious holes. Here archaeologists use an induction dredge to remove several feet of sand over the artifact layer on Blackbeard's wreck. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection. WATCH VIDEO
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Blackbeard's Accomplice On Trial!
November 10, 1718 - Blackbeard's accomplice and pirate, Stede Bonnet, is brought to trial before Sir Nicholas Trott, sitting in his capacity as Vice-Admiralty judge in Charleston, SC. Trott had already sat in judgment of Bonnet's crew and sentenced most of them to hang. Bonnet was formally charged with only two acts of piracy, against the Francis and the Fortune, whose commanders were on hand to testify against Bonnet in person. Ignatius Pell (Bonnet's boatswain) had turned King's evidence in the trial of Bonnet's crew and now testified, somewhat reluctantly, against Bonnet himself. Bonnet pleaded not guilty and conducted his own defense without assistance of counsel, cross-examining the witnesses to little avail, and calling a character witness in his favor. Trott rendered a damning summation of the evidence, and the jury delivered a guilty verdict. Two days later, after treating the convicted man to a stern lecture on his vio…
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Blackbeard's Henchman Escape Prison! 
October 24, 1718: After the Battle of Cape Fear River in September and the capture of Blackbeard's former compatriot, David Herriott commander of the sloop 'Revenge,' alias 'Royal James,' by Colonel Rhet, Herriott and boatswain, Ignatius Pell, turn King's evidence at their trial in Charleston, SC. Gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet, and the other two escape from prison with local help on this day. A sizeable £700 reward is posted for their re-capture with Herriott being shot and killed on Sullivan Island, SC a few days later. 

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Blackbeard A Pirating!  October 22, 1717: Blackbeard and his pirate crew on the Revenge plunder the sloops Robert of Philadelphia and the Good Intent of Dublin and empty their cargo holds. READ MORE

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Blackbeard's Ammunition! If you're a pirate crew you need a lot of ammunition to subdue your prey. Here's the collection of lead shot on the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard shipwreck site. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection. WATCH VIDEO 

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Blackbeard Pillages the Northeast!  October 12, 1717: Blackbeard, onboard the Revenge with a crew of 150 men and twelve guns, captures a Captain Codd and his vessel off the Delaware capes. The Revenge later captured and looted the Spofford and Sea Nymph, which were leaving Philadelphia. READ MORE

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Blackbeard's Anchor!  The North anchor is currently the most prominent feature on the Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeard wreck site. From the Nautilus Productions LLC stock footage collection. WATCH VIDEO

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