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Beaufort, North Carolina: Statue of Blackbeard the Pirate

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.

Downeast Marine

455 US Hwy 70, Beaufort, NC
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.
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Blackbeard pirate statue.

Big Statue of Blackbeard

Looks like Blackbeard had a paint job since your pics taken. It's at Downeast Marine, 455 US-70, in Beaufort.

[Kathy Kirkpatrick, 05/07/2019]

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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