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Blackbeard was a real pirate, and his ship Queen Anne's Revenge was found off the coast of North Carolina in 1996. Archaeologists have recovered more than a dozen cannons from the wreckage, along with gun flints, shackles, and other pirate-y artifacts.

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The Whydah is the only pirate ship that's ever been found. Even more significant, the Whydah was the flagship of “Black Sam” Bellamy, a famous pirate captain. Discovered by Barry Clifford in 1984, its treasures are still being recovered.More than 200K artifacts (cannons, coins, gold jewelry, & the ship’s bell have been brought to the surface. Since'07, a selection of the artifacts has been on show in a travelling exhibition ("THE REAL PIRATES") sponsored by The Natl Geo. Society…

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Ghost Ship - without sails hoisted, there be ghost winds moving her! But she be a real pirate ship, cuz she be a-firing her cannons from starboard. Prepare fer battle, me buckos!

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

8 real pirate havens worth a visit

8 real pirate havens worth a visit | Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve | Barataria, Louisiana

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from Abduzeedo

Daily Inspiration #1339

Quinn sailed on merchant ships before the massacre at Berwick set him on his course as a Scottish rebel, fighting against the tyranny of Kind Edward of England. Scottish historical romance, medieval romance, historical romance novel, Kindle Unlimited More

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