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Cannon recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge

A 23rd cannon has been recovered from the pirate Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. The trip was the latest in 17 years of recovery efforts at the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site. The flagship of the infamous pirate Blackbeard sank off the coast of Beaufort after running aground nearly 300

Two more cannons raised from the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Two more cannons have been raised to the surface from the pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship: The Queen Anne's Revenge. “We’re all lucky to be able to be here to witness this,” said state archaeologist Steve Claggett. Divers with the state’s Underwater Archaeology Branch held off on bringing up a third cannon but

Blackbeard’s cannon lifted from ocean floor

The pirate Blackbeard's 300-year-old cannon has been raised from the ocean floor off the coast of North Carolina. [Thx Mike!] The eight-foot-long cannon was covered in sand and ocean debris called "concretion," which will take archaeologists and students at East Carolina University as many as eight years to crack through before

North Carolina wreck officially Queen Anne’s Revenge

For 15 years a wreck off the North Carolina coast has thought to have belonged to the pirate Blackbeard. Now, officials are conclusively stating that yes, the ship is infact the Queen Anne's Revenge. "We have now changed our position, and we are quite categorically saying that it's the Queen Anne's

Blackbeard’s anchor to be recovered

The anchor from the Queen Anne's Revenge is set to be recovered from its resting place off the coast of North Carolina. The anchor is believed to be the second biggest on the site, measuring about 13 feet (4 metres) long with arms that are eight feet (2.4 metres) wide and

Pirate’s sword pulled from Blackbeard’s ship

The hilt of an ornamental sword has been pulled from Blackbeard's ship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. After running aground on a sandbar in 1718 near the town of Beaufort (map), the ship was abandoned but likely remained intact and partly above water for as long as a year before collapsing and

Edward Salter’s pirate remains to be examined and reinterred

The remains of a man believed to be the pirate Edward Salter are being examined at the Smithsonian. After listening to Groves’ plea, Sermons said the law makes it clear the reinterring Salter’s remains “is up to the next of kin.” “The obvious and most important thing is to reinter

Experimental underwater preservation of the Queen Anne’s Revenge

Experimental work has begun to preserve artifacts from the Queen Anne's Revenge while they are still on the ocean floor. Staff from the N.C. Underwater Archaeology Branch conducted a three-day expedition at the QAR site this week and focused on a new “in situ” method of conservation that begins the