If you've been reading about Nell Wise Wechter's Teach's
Light: A Tale of Blackbeard the Pirate, you may be interested in these websites.
In the fall of 1996 divers found a wreck in the Beaufort, N.C. Inlet in 20
feet of water. It matched the description of Blackbeard's ship, known as
The Queen Anne's Revenge which sank in 1718. Recovery efforts have steadily continued and more and more artifacts have been brought to the surface. (http://www.blackbeardthepirate.com)
- North Carolina Maritime Museum - Blackbeard's Shipwreck
During the "Golden Age of Piracy" (1689-1718), numerous rogues
pursued their lawless and murderous trade throughout the New World. Restrictive laws passed by the British Parliament had made smuggling acceptable and even desirable in North Carolina and the other American colonies. Preying upon lightly armed merchant ships, the pirates seized their contents and sometimes killed those who resisted. Because of its shallow sounds and inlets, North Carolina's Outer Banks became a haven for many of these outlaws in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. (http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/maritime/blackbrd.htm)
- Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge: Main Page
The educational site for information concerning the shipwreck believed to be Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. (http://blackbeard.eastnet.ecu.edu/bbeard/main.html)
- N.C. Department of Cultural Resources: Blackbeard Archaeological Project
1998 Dive Records and Recent Information: Probable Blackbeard Shipwreck.
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