A 3,000 pound anchor from what is believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard' s flagship, the Queen Anne' s Revenge, is recovered from the ocean where it has been since 1718, on May 27, 2011 in Beaufort Inlet, in Carteret County N.C.
Robert Willett, The News & Observer via AP
5 cannons raised from wreck of Blackbeard's ship
- Associated Press
- October 29, 2013 - 4:52 PM
BEAUFORT, N.C. — Archeologists in North Carolina have recovered five more cannons from the wreck Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge.
The largest of the guns raised Monday weighs about 3,000 pounds. The wreckage of the ship is in Beaufort Inlet.
Project Director Billy Ray Morris says historians think the largest cannon was made in Sweden, indicating that Blackbeard had guns from different countries. State officials say about 280,000 artifacts have been recovered from the wreck.
Blackbeard, the world's most famous pirate, captured a French slave ship and renamed it Queen Anne's Revenge in 1717. Volunteers with the Royal Navy killed Blackbeard in Ocracoke Inlet the following year, five months after the ship sank.
The wreck was located in 1996.
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