Beaufort, North Carolina: Big Statue of Blackbeard

Blackbeard liked it around here; locals have dug up his target practice cannonballs. The statue, 15-20 feet tall, has a treasure chest you can lean against when posing for photos.
Address:
US Hwy 70, Beaufort, NC
Directions:
From downtown Beaufort continue driving east on US Hwy 70 for about ten miles. You'll see the statue on the left, just after you pass an electrical substation.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Pirate statue.

Pirate Statue

At a marina, not a muffler shop, this pirate is in Otway, North Carolina.

[Ric Carter, 01/25/2015]

While he's the size of a Muffler Man, this statue is actually a one-of-a-kind creation: Blackbeard the Pirate, who frequented the waters around Otway.

Pirate statue.

Pirate of Otway

This pirate stands in a field next to a marine dealership off NC Route 70. He looks a bit worn. I visited on a Sunday and the dealership was closed so I couldn't get more information. RT 70 is the main route to/from the Cedar Island-Outer Banks ferry.

[les hammond, 07/25/2014]

Blackbeard statue.

Blackbeard Statue

This large statue of Blackbeard is next to Downeast Marine Repair in Beaufort, North Carolina.

[R. Vilgalys, 06/07/2013]

We appreciate the visual cues on this pirate: an eye patch, a helpful skull-and-crossbones on his hat, and a half-buried treasure chest at his feet.

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