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The story of
Blackbeard was one
pirate that left fear in the hearts of all that encountered him. He
wore a very long black beard in which he created pigtails with black
ribbons. He terrorized sailors of the Atlantic and the Caribbean for
27 long months, stealing all their cargo and killing anyone that
dares oppose him.
Blackbeard’s favorite hang out was
Teach’s Hole just off Ocracoke Island. Here he would host large
round the clock parties for days with drinking, dancing, and
bonfires, which would light the night sky.
Citizens of North Carolina knew that
Blackbeard was there having his infamous party after ambushing and
killing another ship in November of 1718. They sent word to Governor
Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. The governor sent two sloops with
Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy in command to capture
this treacherous pirate. On the 21 of November, Maynard’s ships
arrived. Maynard watched as Blackbeard’s ship the Adventure, sailed
toward the shoreline, so close that it looked as if it might crash
before it quickly darted into a narrow channel. One of the ships
followed; however, Blackbeard fired cannons upon the ship in which
many of Maynard’s men died. The rest of the men hid in below deck
until the pirates boarded the ship. As Blackbeard and his pirates
boarded, they were met by Maynard and his sailors.
The pirates were outnumbered and soon
knew the battle was over. This is when Maynard and Blackbeard
finally met face to face. The battle began and in the end one of
Maynard’s men cut Blackbeard’s throat from behind. The men rushed
Blackbeard in which it took five gunshots and 20 cuts before the
pirate fell dead.
Since, everyone wanted to ensure
Blackbeard was in deed dead they cut off his head. They threw his
body overboard and left his head hanging from the bowsprit.
Today, Teach’s Hole is still haunted by
the headless body of Blackbeard. Many have claimed to see his body
floating on the surface of the water or swimming around in search of