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The North Carolina State Ferry System offers a leisurely trip for you and your vehicle from Swan Quarter to the Outer Banks village of Ocracoke, the site of Blackbeard’s last battle. Look for dolphins in the surf, and see if you can spot any shipwrecks along the way.
Ocracoke Inlet was one of Blackbeard’s hideouts, and it was here that two small sloops hired by Virginia governor Alexander Spotswood found and cornered Blackbeard on the inner side of the island. Blackbeard was killed in the battle that ensued Nov. 22, 1718. His headless body is believed to be buried in a mass grave somewhere on the island.