Wacaster-Blackbeard, the Pirate

Linda Wacaster


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Blackbeard, the Pirate is an original oil painting by Linda Wacaster.  The art measures 12″ x 9" and  the  frame is  13 1/4" x 10 1/4", frame included.


Edward started as a Privateer.  He was hired by one side of a naval war to do damage to the opposing fleet and take whatever booty was available as reward.  In November of 1717 Blackbeard captured a French slaving vessel the “La Concorde”.  It had 16 cannons and was a 200-ton vessel.  He renamed it “Queen Anne’s Revenge” and kept it for himself.  This is when Edward became known as Blackbeard the Pirate.  If you saw Blackbeard in a battle, you would probably give up your cargo without a fight.  His hair was long and twisted.  He would have several pistols strapped to his chest and long burning fuses burning from under his captain’s hat.

 Pirates wore an eye patch not because they had lost an eye but for fighting on a ship.  When they would go below deck, they would move the patch from the eye that was covered to the eye that was in the light.  The eye that was covered was already acclimated to the dark.  They were not blinded by going from bright sunlight into darkness and could  continue the fight.

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