Blackbeard grounded at Topsail inlet
1718-06-10 - Topsail inlet

From the bar of Charles-Town, they sailed to North-Carolina; Captain Teach in the ship, which they called the man of war, captain Richards and captain Hands in the sloops, which they termed privateers, and another sloop serving them as a tender.

Running into Topsail Inlet to clean, he grounded his ship, and then ordered Hands’s sloop to come to his assistance. The sloop ran on Shore near the other, and so were both lost. Teach goes into the tender sloop, with forty hands, and leaves the Revenge there; then takes seventeen others and marroons them upon a small sandy island, about a league from the main. They were later taken off by major Bonnet two days after.

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Topsail inlet