Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ocracoke Island: Blackbeard

The first place we went to on Ocracoke Island, was Teach's Hole. A gift shop and exhibit dedicated to Edward Teach, better known as the pirate Blackbeard. It wasn't a very large exhibit, but interesting, and the kids loved it, especially the gift shop, as they all seem to be into pirate stuff right now. The harbor close by is where Blackbeard was defeated and killed.

First off, a picture of the building - self-explanatory, I guess.

Below, a picture of the news story appearing in the Boston News Letter containing an article about Blackbeard's death. It was published in mid February of 1719.

Below, a copy of the reward announced for Blackbeard's capture.

A replica of Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge.

And lastly, a replica of what Blackbeard was supposed to look like.