TITLE

Pirates of the North Carolina Coast

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
North Carolina's Mountains, Piedmont & Coastal Plain in Spanish ;2005, p99
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article, also called "Piratas de la Costa de Carolina del Norte," presents an overview of the pirates of the North Carolina coast. Pirates were mostly sailors who went through hard times in their lives, needed money, and decided to steal from other ships at sea. Pirates rob passing vessels of their cargo and anything of value. Pirates' boats were lightweight and fast, which helped them to be speedy when they wanted to catch a ship. It also allowed them to go into areas where larger boats could not follow them. Pirates flew a black flag, called the Jolly Roger, which had a white skull with crossbones on it. Famous pirates of the North Carolina coast are Blackbeard, whose real name was Edward Teach, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.
ACCESSION #
19819294

 

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