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Conservator Elise shares just why the Outer Banks are called the Graveyard of the Atlantic

Terry talks about the skill needed for making ropes and tying knots.

Sea shanties were tools to help keep sailors on task.

Most people know the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab as the place charged with the preservation of artifacts removed from this important archaeological site. This, however, is not our only responsibility.

After the battle of Ocracoke in November 1718, only sixteen members of Blackbeard’s crew were rounded up and brought to Virginia to await trial. The men waited for three months for the seemingly inevitable guilty verdict of piracy and death sentence.

When we last visited the story of the gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet had been convicted for his crimes of piracy. Bonnet had to wait an entire month until his scheduled hanging. During that time, the pirate lost his nerve and attempted to solicit pity from anyone who would listen.

Early November 1718 proved a busy time in the life of Stede Bonnet.

When we last visited Stede Bonnet, he was in a bad way, injured and

On July 25, 1718,* Woodes Rogers arrived in the Bahamas as the islands’ first appointed Royal Governor. Piracy grew rampant in the untamed colony, and Rogers’ official mission was to stamp it out.