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Amazing find--Blackbeards anchor off NC coast
May 27, 2011
7:07 pm
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Its always amazing when we find something like this, it barly makes the back page someplace. I just stumbled on to this by accident. Just think how unique this is to find a part of Blackbeards ship. Pretty amazing what we are finding at the bottom of the sea.

Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast
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EmailPrint..By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press Martha Waggoner, Associated Press – 52 mins ago
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 artifact is the second-largest item at the shipwreck, outsized only by another anchor.

Researchers retrieved the anchor from the shipwreck about 20 feet under water and were bringing it to shore. The work to retrieve it began last week. The anchor is about 13 feet long and 8 feet across.

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.

May 27, 2011
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THAT is fricken COOL!!

I would love to see that in person.

Hope it goes on a museum tour.
(I love museums)

Willie Wonka quotes..
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Why? Are you having fun?
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May 27, 2011
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They have made quite a few finds off the coast of NC and SC in recient years. Didn't they also find the Miramac?

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