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27 A painting from the Mary Evans Picture Library shows a Royal Navy ship putting an end to the career of Bartholomew Roberts, a Welsh pirate who raided ships off the Americas and West Africa between 1719 and 1722. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM © MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY / ALAMY Capture of the Pirate, Blackbeard, 1718, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris in 1920, depicts the pirate’s final battle in Ocracoke Bay. Pyle’s Pirate Captain depicts a buccaneer ready for action.


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