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Nov 22, 1718: The Reign of Fear ends with Blackbeard’s death in Ocracoke Inlet
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Nov 22, 1718: The Reign of Fear ends with Blackbeard’s death in Ocracoke Inlet

Capture of the Pirate, Blackbeard, 1718 depicting the battle between Blackbeard the Pirate and Lieutenant Maynard in Ocracoke Bay. Public domain With its shallow inlets, North Carolina’s Outer Banks became a haven for many pirates during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The most notable was the Pirate Blackbeard. Blackbeard […] Click here to view original …