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Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast
AP ^ | May 27, 2011 | MARTHA WAGGONER

Posted on 05/29/2011 7:35:53 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

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 third-largest item at the shipwreck, outsized only by two other anchors.

Researchers retrieved the anchor from the shipwreck about 20 feet under water...

The anchor is about 11 feet long.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: anchor; blackbeard; edwardteach; edwardthatch; godsgravesglyphs; northcarolina; queenannesrevenge
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1 posted on 05/29/2011 7:35:58 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Arrrr.


2 posted on 05/29/2011 7:39:35 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: MAexile

The dreaded EDWARD TEACH (A.K.A BLACKBEARD)
3 posted on 05/29/2011 7:40:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Blackbeard, Hollywood writers could not come up with a better story than his Real life!


4 posted on 05/29/2011 7:41:20 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: MAexile
Fifteen men on a dead man's chest,
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
5 posted on 05/29/2011 7:41:58 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Cheetahcat

True!


6 posted on 05/29/2011 7:42:29 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Yarr Cat
7 posted on 05/29/2011 7:43:37 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

arrrrrsome.


8 posted on 05/29/2011 7:45:12 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: television is just wrong

9 posted on 05/29/2011 7:49:59 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Blackbeard (from a 1736 engraving)



Teach's flag depicted a skeleton spearing a heart,
while toasting the devil.
It was designed to intimidate enemies.

10 posted on 05/29/2011 7:54:48 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Overcompensating, he was. Yarr.


11 posted on 05/29/2011 8:03:19 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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OK, I got that. It was funny.


12 posted on 05/29/2011 8:23:03 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Do you think he plans it all out ahead of time, or just makes it up as he goes along?

13 posted on 05/29/2011 8:24:41 PM PDT by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Will probably take it over to Coastal Carolina U where they have restored many of the canons.


14 posted on 05/29/2011 8:32:36 PM PDT by AGreatPer (May 21 end of world canceled until further notice.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Blackbeard, Edward Teach, left descendants down there. If it could be said he actually resided anywhere, that would be Bath, but he had a longterm dalliance up the Tar River at a plantation near modern day Grimesland, where his sister is also reputed to have lived. He often climbed a large cypress tree on the banks of the Tar by Grimesland to survey the Pamlico Sound for ships to plunder.

Local lore on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks says that going out to Teaches’ Hole, where he was beheaded and killed, on a night with a full moon and slappig the water three times with an oar will lead to the headless ghost of Blackbeard swimming around your boat, lol.


15 posted on 05/29/2011 8:48:19 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Just curious how they verfied this is Blackbeard’s ship, and not just some other rumrunner?


16 posted on 05/29/2011 9:00:57 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: RegulatorCountry

Who was the pirate that was buried up to his neck in sand and left to drown when the tide came in, and what was the movie (”Har, Minyerd”) that depicted this story and pirate?


17 posted on 05/29/2011 9:04:24 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SeekAndFind
Did some reading on Ned Teach a couple of years back, and what I learned was rather suprising. A researcher had studied up on Blackbeard's shipping attacks, and found that total casualties inflicted by this scourge of the seas was 0. With the exception, of course of his final battle with the RN, Teach never killed anyone who wasn't actively trying to kill him. He simply understood that good PR was worth an entire broadside. Merchant crews were indeed scared spitless of him, but it was clearly understood that a quick surrender was quite survivable, whilst fighting him was not to be thought of. Given the right circumstances an owner operator might even keep his ship, (albeit riding a bit higher). A remarkable individual indeed.
18 posted on 05/29/2011 9:04:43 PM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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To: SeekAndFind
Did some reading on Ned Teach a couple of years back, and what I learned was rather suprising. A researcher had studied up on Blackbeard's shipping attacks, and found that total casualties inflicted by this scourge of the seas was 0. With the exception, of course of his final battle with the RN, Teach never killed anyone who wasn't actively trying to kill him. He simply understood that good PR was worth an entire broadside. Merchant crews were indeed scared spitless of him, but it was clearly understood that a quick surrender was quite survivable, whilst fighting him was not to be thought of. Given the right circumstances an owner operator might even keep his ship, (albeit riding a bit higher). A remarkable individual indeed.
19 posted on 05/29/2011 9:04:59 PM PDT by 75thOVI ("The crews of all submarines captured should be treated as pirates and hanged". Sir Arthur Wilson)
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Amazing, isn't it, how we all seem to be fascinated by the mythic "Pirate" character? What is it about this figure, who in reality was no more than a sea-going thug?
20 posted on 05/29/2011 10:07:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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