Edward Teach (also spelled Thatch) was perhaps better know as Blackbeard the Pirate. He was a scourge of the Caribbean. Blackbeard’s career ended at Ocracoke Inlet where he was waylaid by an armed contingent led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard of Virginia. Blackbeard and a number of his pirate crew were killed in a terrible battle with Maynard, and Maynard returned to Virginia with the surviving pirates and Blackbeard’s severed head.
This marina on Hatteras Island, in Hatteras Village, was named for Edward Teach.
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