Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – An anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship has been raised from the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast.


    Archaeologists believe the anchor recovered Friday is from the Queen Anne's Revenge, which sank in 1718. That was five months before Blackbeard was killed in a battle.


    The recovery coincides with the release this month of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides." The movie features both Blackbeard and the Queen Anne's Revenge.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110527/ap_on_re_us/us_blackbeard_s_ship
     
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  3. Quiche

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    That's quite the coincidence, isn't it? And under twenty feet, hmmmm, I feel like the Anchor Bunny stopped by. jmo
     
  4. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    lol@quiche
     
  5. joeskidbeck

    joeskidbeck Rest in Peace

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    Thanks for this DK. I have always been fascinated by shipwrecks and anything recovered from them. Hey, maybe this was Blackbeard's way of a shout-out for being mentioned in the movie!
     
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    How cool is that!!
     

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