When Spain threatened the colonists from St. Augustine, Florida (about 1740), pirates pilfered the shores of the Atlantic ocean. One in particular was William Teach, known as "Blackbeard". Teach was bornca 1668 in Bristol, England and diedon 22 November 1718 on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. He was seen in the Carolina ports of Beaufort and Charleston. He was captain of the vessel "Queen Anne's Revenge" and was captured in France in 1711 and was run aground at Beaufort inlet, North Carolina in 1718.
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