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Secrets of the Dead

Season 8 Episode 4

Blackbeard's Lost Ship

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 22, 2009 on PBS
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Blackbeard's Lost Ship
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Off the North Carolina coast, a marine archaeology team believe they have found the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's sunken flagship.
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  • A team of marine archeologists dive and search possible locations off the North Carolina Coast. They search for evidence to support the theory that the North Carolina Coast is where Black Beard's flag ship had run aground and was shipwreckedmoreless

    8.5
    An entertaining review of Black Beard the Pirate's life and career as a privateer. Interesting details

    about how he projected a frightening persona and how he treated the crews of the his ships. The lithographic engravings used in this episode, brings the vision of his world closer.Historical details about about Licenses for Privateers and Letters of Marque and the end of the war in 1713

    that led Edward Teach onto the path of being a pirate.Good explanations of what the circumstances were, that caused Black Beard to sail to the North Carolina coast. The show touched on the issue

    that has Black Beard being accused by many, including his own crew, of running ships aground.

    in order to downsize his crew and increase his own share of the treasure. Deliberate or not, he stripped three of the ships of all treasure, beached or marooned most of his crew. Did they find Black Beard's wrecked ship? Their theory was backed up by dive film footage and evidence found on the sea floor. Historical documents and old maps point to the possibility that that it was Black Beard's flag ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.moreless

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