Thursday, 4 June 2015

Blackbeard's Ship Confirmed Off North Carolina

image credit: Zach Frailey

After 15 years of uncertainty, a shipwreck off the coast of North Carolina, USA, has been confirmed as that of the infamous 18th-century pirate Blackbeard, state officials say.
The Queen Anne's Revenge grounded on a sandbar near Beaufort in 1718, nine years after the town had been established.

Blackbeard (real name Edward Teach) and his crew abandoned the ship and survived. After a comprehensive review of the evidence, officials are sure it's the ship sailed by one of history's fiercest and most colorful pirates.

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