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Meet the Crew

The Cannon Crew are the physical arm of our 501 c 3 non-profit charitable organization, Beaufort Pirate Invasion Inc.. Based in Beaufort, we endeavor to serve our community with our piratical presence to entertain, and sometimes educate in Eastern North Carolina and beyond. Our mission is to help attract tourism by commemorating the Spanish Attack of Beaufort in 1747, Blackbeard and the Queen Anne’s Revenge’s presence here, demonstrating living history skills from our local colonial culture and support institutions that preserve and present our rich local history. Our Crew travels to events all over NC and beyond, telling of Beaufort, pirates, and our county’s beauty and charm, not to mention bringing back booty to support our annual event. Led by Capt. Carl Cannon aka BLACKBEARD, it is our humble pleasure to serve as your host and organizer of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion.



Our mission is to share and spread knowledge of living history during the golden age of piracy while making it a fun and engaging experience for all. We believe in the power of education and recognize the importance of passing down stories and lessons from the past to future generations. By immersing visitors with an authentic pirate experience, we strive to ignite curiosity and inspire a love for history. Through interactive exhibits, captivating performances, and hands-on activities, we aim to create a dynamic and entertaining environment where learning becomes an adventure! Join us as we sail through time, bringing the past to life and ensuring that the legacy of piracy lives on in the hearts and minds of all who attend The Beaufort Pirate Invasion.

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