Missiles and More Museum Pirates - Missiles and More Museum


From 1630 to 1720 pirates plundered merchant ships traveling up and down the Atlantic. This exhibit features 10¬†notorious pirates, including the infamous Blackbeard. It is said that Blackbeard launched some of his attacks from the shallow inlets of Topsail Island,and legend has it that Topsail Island was named by merchant captains who learned to spot the highest masts, or Tops’ls, of the pirate ships in order to outrun the looters.