Researchers to Salvage Blackbeard's Cannon
An 11-foot anchor has already been salvaged from the legendary pirate's ship.
Archaeologists lifted a 300-year-old cannon from the pirate Blackbeard's ship off the coast of North Carolina today. 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
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The notorious pirate Blackbeard used improvised weapons and missiles to terrorize the seas from Virginia to the Caribbean in the early 18th century, an exploration of the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast has revealed. Aimed at recovering a 1.4-ton (3,000-lb) anchor, the two-week expedition
We're getting a closer look at what archaeologists have pulled from the waters right up the coast of North Carolina the first anchor from what's believed to be the of the pirate blackbeard ship. Touched vehicle from the Atlantis from what's believed to be the queen Anne's revenge. Using the pulley
Archeologists say they have retrieved a nearly 3,000-pound anchor dating back to 1717 from a ship that could link provide clues into Blackbeard, one of the world's most notorious pirates. Divers used a pulley system of straps and ropes to hoist the 300-year-old shell and debris-covered anchor,
Black beards clean answer and is just eighty miles up the coast from Wilmington and archaeologists hope that her excavation will bring history treasured and tourism dollars through our area. Pirates didn't write down what they were doing there's very little information about them and what's going
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