Blackbeard: The most feared pirate of the Atlantic. Presented by Carol Holden and Tanya Klanert. The Beginning of Blackbeard. No one is sure exactly where Blackbeard was born. He could have been born in one of two places, Bristol, England or the island of Jamaica.
The most feared pirate of the Atlantic
Presented by Carol Holden and Tanya Klanert
He was an active privateer for the British, spying on French ships during the Spanish War. Privateers were used to attack enemy ships.
For more information about Blackbeard’s life, link to http://www.blackbeardlives.com/day1/bio.shtml
One of the largest pirates ship to ever sail. The Queen Anne’s Revenge was the ship Blackbeard captained.
Before Blackbeard claimed the ship, it is believed to have been sailed in England.
He used the QAR as his prime weapon during the height of his reign of terror.
A pirate’s flag is known as a jolly roger. The above picture is Blackbeard’s jolly roger.
It is thought that Blackbeard’s home was a big white house located on the inlet in Beaufort, NC. This is a picture of his house. Today it is known as the “Hammock House”
Blackbeard’s largest accomplishment was the blockade he set up outside of Charleston, SC. He stretched his vessels across the harbor and made demands of the town for money, supplies and medicine. The blockade wore on for weeks, and without firing a shot, Blackbeard slowly received what he came for.
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Blackbeard's Ship is still underwater in just 20 feet of water off of Fort Macon.
For more photos of artifacts link to http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime/blackbeard/artifacts.htm
“Only the devil and I know the whereabouts of my treasure, and the one of us who lives the longest shall take it all.” ARRGH!