Welcome to Coastal North Carolina Home of

Welcome to one of the most beautiful coastal areas in the United States.  Stretching from  the North at the Outer Banks  through Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Island, to Cape Lookout and the National Seashore, to the Crystal Coast with the Historic town of  Beaufort and the fishing center of Morehead City, to Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington in the South. Blackbeard lived, pillaged, and died in these parts.   With the discovery of an ancient shipwreck in the Beaufort Inlet in 1996, it is becoming clearer that his ship, The Queen Anne's Revenge has been discovered.  Here you can read about the Pirate, his legend, his ship, and the shipwreck recovery efforts.  

Click on the Links below to Explore.

Thousands of artifacts have been recovered from the presumed site of The Queen Anne's Revenge,
Blackbeard's ship.  10 years after the discovery of the
site, the recovery team held a press conference to 
show the results.  Click here for the photos.

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Blackbeard atop Beaufort's
Water tower

Click here for Blackbeard's Tale,
the terror of the NC Coast
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Blackbeard's Ship the QAR
Click on the ship to learn more.!

French Documents Discovered

Pirate Links here

QAR Recovery Site

October 2009 divers recovered an anchor from the
Queen Anne's revenge, and it was displayed for the
press and public in front of the Maritime Museum.


-Blackbeard's Ship, the QAR,  is still underwater in just 20 feet of 
water just off of Fort Macon.

Smaller items are on display in the N.C. Maritime Museum or the Conservatory
as the Ballast stones below




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How to Get to Beaufort and
Coastal North Carolina
by Land, Sea and Air

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Local Links & Area Information
(Best Area Links Click Here)

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Dining and Lodging Guide
for Beaufort and Carteret Co
Click Here for Listings.

Click to Visit Beaufort, Take a House Tour, and drop in on the
Beaufort Historic Association

Click for Beaufort, North Carolina Forecast

Thanks For Visiting!

This Site 1997-2009

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