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Captain Robert Maynard, known for killing the pirate Blackbeard, dies on January 1, 1750. Maynard served as third lieutenant on the HMS Bedford from 1709 until to 1716 when he was made first lieutenant of the HMS Pearl. In 1739 he was promoted to commander and a year later to captain. Maynard was given command of the vessels Ranger and Jane in order to hunt down Blackbeard in 1718. Image of a memorial plaque at St. Martin's Church Great Mongeham in Kent, England by Steve N.

From my visit in March, 2014 along Springer's Point on the way to Teach's Hole where Blackbeard met his demise.






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Captain Robert Maynard, known for killing the pirate Blackbeard, dies on January 1, 1750. Maynard served as third lieutenant on the HMS Bedford from 1709 until to 1716 when he was made first lieutenant of the HMS Pearl. In 1739 he was promoted to commander and a year later to captain. Maynard was given command of the vessels Ranger and Jane in order to hunt down Blackbeard in 1718. Image of a memorial plaque at St. Martin's Church Great Mongeham in Kent, England by Steve N.

From my visit in March, 2014 along Springer's Point on the way to Teach's Hole where Blackbeard met his demise.

Blue Fish
Maynard never gets enough credit. To take on Blackbeard without any cannons was suicidal, but he won. Great man.


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Certainly one of the underrated altercations in U.S. History for sure!


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On this day, January 2nd, in 1813, the schooner Patriot was lost off Cape Hatteras, most likely due to a storm, but it was never determined. The logbooks from the British fleet blockade does describe server weather that day, but the other school of thought was that pirates were the ones to blame.

Vice President Aaron Burr's daughter was on the ship and her fate remains unknown to this day. Her ghost has been seen wandering the beach according to legend. She was bringing a portrait of herself to her father. This is a replica of the portrait that's at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Community Museum in Hatteras.




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Thanks for these, Blue Fish. Very interesting. I need to get back down to the Graveyard of the Atlantic!