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May 4, 2010

Blackbeard's Crew Pillages Yorktown Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, Virginia

This weekend, we visited our beautiful Riverwalk Landing at Yorktown, just a few short miles away from Williamsburg, where they featured a pirate festival.  Blackbeard and a few friends talked about piratey things, sang a few sea chanties, taught the kids to dance like pirates, and fired off the cannons just for fun.

Blackbeard and his friends provided little fun in real life. In 1718, Virginia Governor Spotswood put a bounty on Blackbeard.  He was killed in a gruesome battle off Ocracoke Island, North Carolina. His skull hung for years on a pike at the confluence of the James and Hampton Rivers.  Some of his crew were housed in the Williamsburg Gaol (jail) while waiting the reward of their crimes.

Each year, Hampton, Virginia also hosts a Blackbeard Pirate Festival.

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12 comments:

Serge Cornillet said...

Nice moments!!
Serge

Lindz said...

that's some kind of show, everyone sure enjoyed it

Carver said...

Great shot and sounds like so much fun. I haven't been to Yorktown in ages but I went to Colonial Williamsburg last fall which was great fun.

Hilda said...

At least these pirates look like all they want to do is have a little fun!

Leif Hagen said...

Are they pirates or patriots? Fun foto of them!

Indrani said...

Very interesting story about the festival. Nice shots too.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this interesting piece of history! I love those historical plays and festivities. Thanks for your visit and kind comments.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post! And such colorful, delightful captures! Love the pirates! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Joyful said...

Thanks for visiting and following :-) I love the posts of those historical costumes. Have a happy weekend.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful shots of the festival.

Eden said...

Fantastic shots and what a fun for the whole family.

Ebie said...

I love this kind of festivals, especially with all their costumes. What a fun post!

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