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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pirates of the Carolinas

Got this from a kind postcrosser: Heather Boukin : )

One of the most famous pirates in the Carolinas was Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach Thatch. In 1717 Blackbeard captured and converted a French merchantman into a 40-gun warship, "Queen Anne's Revenge." In 1718 he established his base in a North Carolina inlet, and made an arrangement with Charles Eden, then governor of the North Carolina colony. British naval forces later were able to kill Blackbeard and affixed his head to the end of the bowsprit of a British ship.

Now I know.. I have heard his name before when I was young while watching cartoons.

 The card has a cut-out on it. When scanned, it looked like it's 3-D

Postcard was published from North Carolina.

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