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Blackbeard the pirate was the terror of the coast during the early 18th-century. He was killed near Ocracoke in 1718. A shipwreck found off Beaufort Inlet on November 21, 1996, is thought to be his flagship QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE.
The menhaden fishing industry once stretched from Maine to Florida, but now is centered in four states - Virginia, North Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana. The industry peaked in the state in 1956, and the sole plant still operating is in Beaufort.