Arrrrghh, matey! Pass me ye rum! Per a press release from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, "North Carolina's expert marine archaeologists, conservators, and researchers are taking North Carolinians back in time to an age when pirates like Blackbeard, terrorized the Carolina coastline.
They're doing this by posting a daily blog in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the sinking of Blackbeard’s flagship,Queen Anne’s Revenge (the remains of the ship were subsequently found in Beaufort's Inlet in 1996). They've just launched something called “Blogging Blackbeard,” - that's a "regular series of blog posts that will follow the adventures of the most feared and revered pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy (1689-1730)."
The blog is put together with research on artifacts and records from back in the day. The first few installments are up and running and ready to read!
In honor of the tri-centennial you and your family can enjoy the opening of a new exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort in June of 2018. Before then, take in a traveling exhibit that will debut at the North Carolina State Fair this fall- 2017.