Pirates & Privateers
Gráinne O'Malley ·
Teach, alias Blackbeard, "more than any other, can be called North
Carolina's own pirate, although he was not a native of the
colony... As is the case with all pirates, his origin is obscure.
His name originally, it seems was Edward Drummond, and he began his career as an
honest seaman, sailing out of his home port of Bristol, England. He is seldom known by
that name, for after he became a pirate he began calling himself Edward Teach, sometimes
spelled in the records as Thatch, Tache, or even Tatch. Yet it was as Blackbeard that he was,
and still is , known, and it was under this name that the people of his generation knew
him, 'a swaggering, merciless brute.'" -- Hugh F. Rankin.
Queen Anne's Revenge
Queen Anne's Revenge? The Underwater Archaeology Unit
(UAU) of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources in association with the private research firm
Intersal, Inc., has conducted three major expeditions
to a wreck believed to be the remains of the Queen Anne's Revenge,
flagship, which sank at Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina in 1718. Following five years
of intense study, archaeologists have made great strides toward
understanding the site's origin and significance. The site includes
A General History of Blackbeard, the Queen Anne's Revenge
and the Adventure;
reports of the
excavations, 1997-2003; and
a guide to the artifacts uncovered.
The Quest for Blackbeard
Blackbeard! at National Geographic Kids.
a reference site maintained as part of the Ocracoke, NC tourism
website because of the historical and geographic references to
Blackbeard on Ocracoke and the Pamlico
Blackbeard Scourged the Sea from the
Journal. New URL.
Notes on the Illustrations ·
14 March 2004