More pics at the source.
Blackbeard lived in Beaufort, NC for a time.
Spent a day and night in Beaufort. Really neat town filled w/ history. Saw Blackbeards house. Take the Ghost walking tour.
Beaufort, NC...... BO fort
Beaufort, SC......,.BU fort
I’m watching Blackbeard, The Pirate on TCM as I read this.
About 25 years back, two friends of mine researched Commodore Perry’s fleet on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. They determined that the Americans scuttled and burned one of their ships in a small creek near Niagara Falls, rather than let it fall into British hands. With scuba gear and metal detectors they found the ship. It took them the whole summer to bring up a cannon. They then spent months cleaning the cannon and getting it back into shape. Officials from New York State showed up and seized the cannon claiming that it belonged to the state. They never saw it again.