Blackbeard http://wunc.org en Update: Divers Recover Two Additional Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship http://wunc.org/post/update-divers-recover-two-additional-cannons-blackbeard-s-ship <p>Researchers off the North Carolina coast are on dive number two for the year. Their goal is to recover artifacts from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, <em>Queen Anne's Revenge</em>, which ran aground near Beaufort nearly 300 years ago.</p><p>Project Director Bill Ray Morris says this excavation will focus on the forward part of the ship near the bow.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:10:51 +0000 Catherine Brand 20856 at http://wunc.org Update: Divers Recover Two Additional Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship Archeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard's Ship http://wunc.org/post/archeologists-recover-eight-cannons-blackbeards-ship <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">State archeologists say they have the ambitious goal of recovering eight cannons from Blackbeard's ship.&nbsp; The Queen Anne's Revenge sunk near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, in June of 1718, and the state Department of Cultural Resources has been leading efforts to recover artifacts from the ship since 1997. Divers use good weather during the summer and fall months to bring artifacts to the surface.&nbsp; Last week, bad weather prevented divers from starting their yearly digs, but Fay Mitchell of the Department of Cultural Resources says they hope to surface up to three sunken cannons this week. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:49:45 +0000 Will Michaels 16916 at http://wunc.org Archeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard's Ship Massive Cannon from Blackbeard's Ship to Emerge http://wunc.org/post/massive-cannon-blackbeards-ship-emerge <p></p><p>At the bottom of Beaufort Inlet sits an eight-foot cannon that once fired from the decks of the Queen Anne’s Revenge. It’s been there since the ship sank in 1718, and the famous pirate Blackbeard was captured. A crew of archaeologists heads out to bring the cannon to the surface today. Mark Wilde-Ramsing is the director of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck project and an underwater archaeologist with the state. He joined WUNC's Eric Hodge to talk about the project.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:59:00 +0000 WUNC News 7313 at http://wunc.org Massive Cannon from Blackbeard's Ship to Emerge The Real Blackbeard http://wunc.org/post/real-blackbeard <p></p><p></p><p>Journalist and historical researcher Kevin P.Duffus has unraveled some of the most puzzling mysteries of the North Carolina coast. Duffus argues that the popular image of the 18th-century pirate bears little resemblance to the historical figure. As the fourth in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, “On Stranger Tides,” debuts this weekend in theaters across the country featuring a Blackbeard character, played by Ian McShan, Duffus will present new findings about pirate culture at a conference in Washington, N.C. called “<span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/articles/pirates-of-the-nc-coast/1/pirate-parley-on-the-pamlico">Pirate Parley on the Pamlico</a></span>.” Thu, 19 May 2011 15:35:00 +0000 Amber Nimocks & Frank Stasio 9442 at http://wunc.org The Real Blackbeard Divers Seek Artifacts from Blackbeard's Ship Off NC Coast http://wunc.org/post/divers-seek-artifacts-blackbeards-ship-nc-coast <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">The pirate Blackbeard's flagship is the focus of a spring dive that begins May 23rd. The Queen Anne's Revenge went down off the North Carolina coast in June, 1718. Recovery efforts have been underway for years at the site of the wreck near Beaufort. Mark Wilde-Ramsing is the state underwater archeologist and is heading up the project. Thu, 19 May 2011 13:58:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 8798 at http://wunc.org New Treasures From Blackbeard's Shipwreck http://wunc.org/post/new-treasures-blackbeards-shipwreck <p></p><p>Archeologists are unveiling artifacts recovered from the wreck of the notorious pirate Blackbeard's flagship today in Greenville. Many of the 122 items from the Queen Anne's Revenge will be sent to the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Museum of History. Tue, 14 Dec 2010 13:12:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 11406 at http://wunc.org New Treasures From Blackbeard's Shipwreck