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Possible Blackbeard Ship Cannon Found
Associated Press ^ | Fri Oct 8

Posted on 10/15/2004 9:22:23 AM PDT by Area Freeper

Underwater archaeologists have found another cannon from the wreckage of what they believe was the flagship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard.

Historical records indicate Blackbeard had 40 guns on the French frigate he captured in 1717 and renamed Queen Anne's Revenge. Since 1996, when the wreckage of the ship was discovered in Beaufort Inlet, divers have found 22 at the site.

"We're pretty positive that we have cannon number 23," said project archaeologist Chris Southerly.

It is a large cannon that probably shot a 6-pound or 8-pound ball, Southerly said. Divers uncovered the cannon while excavating an area of the shipwreck's northwest side where they had not previously dug.

Divers also found a concretion with chain and part of the mast rigging, and a 9- to 10-inch-diameter cast iron kettle. A concretion is a mineral buildup usually found in rock.

The dig, which began Monday, was a second priority for the divers, whose main goal was to survey the shipwreck site for storm damage. They found several scoured areas, likely the result of recent hurricanes, Southerly said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: archaeology; avast; blackbeard; deadmentellnotales; edwardteach; edwardthatch; godsgravesglyphs; heterosexualpirates; pirates; queenannesrevenge; r; shipwreck; yaaaarrrrr; yescruvydogs; yohohoandbottleofrum
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1 posted on 10/15/2004 9:22:23 AM PDT by Area Freeper
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To: Area Freeper

ARRRRR!

In honor of this, let's make this TALK-LIKE-A-PIRATE-FRIDAY!

YAARRRRRR!

< |:)~


2 posted on 10/15/2004 9:23:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro ()
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To: Area Freeper

Maybe they'll uncover AlGore's "lockbox".


3 posted on 10/15/2004 9:24:28 AM PDT by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: martin_fierro

YARRR, a good idea be that says I, me hearties!!! YARRR!!

4 posted on 10/15/2004 9:31:52 AM PDT by Area Freeper (From John Kerry, they get a "yes/no/maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies)
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To: martin_fierro

Avast there laddie! I'll have ye whipped with wire and stewed in brine, I will....Argghhh!


5 posted on 10/15/2004 9:34:36 AM PDT by AndrewB
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Because this happened in North Carolina Senator Edwards is already trying to figure out who he can sue.


6 posted on 10/15/2004 9:38:47 AM PDT by Area Freeper (From John Kerry, they get a "yes/no/maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies)
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To: Area Freeper

I went down to Davy Jones' Locker and all I got was this crappy cannon.


7 posted on 10/15/2004 9:52:47 AM PDT by rudypoot (Kerry sold out the US for political gain before now and he is doing it again.)
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To: Area Freeper

Blackbeard's flag

8 posted on 10/15/2004 11:08:23 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: Area Freeper; martin_fierro; Rebelbase
Queen Anne's Revenge -- Scientific, Navigational & Medical Instruments

Syringe

A urethral syringe (length 6.3 in.) with its curved funnel tip was used to administer mercury for the treatment of venereal diseases. Analysis of the residue recovered from the interior of the syringe does in fact show a low concentration of mercury. The ring on the plunger of the syringe features a mark consisting of the letter P below inter-locked rings and a crown. A second mark is indecipherable but looks something like the letter P beneath two sets of columns and a crown.

9 posted on 10/15/2004 11:18:36 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: Constitution Day

You sure its not Morfords?


10 posted on 10/15/2004 11:20:29 AM PDT by Area Freeper (From John Kerry, they get a "yes/no/maybe" bowl of mush that can only encourage our enemies)
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To: Constitution Day

I saw a guy flying that flag at the beach last weekend.


11 posted on 10/15/2004 11:21:34 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Area Freeper

LOL.


12 posted on 10/15/2004 11:23:42 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: Constitution Day

I hurt just looking at that syringe. Thinking of injecting mercury where it was supposed to go makes me cringe.


13 posted on 10/15/2004 11:23:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Constitution Day

Oh.

Wince.

Unnngh.


14 posted on 10/15/2004 11:24:19 AM PDT by martin_fierro ()
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To: Rebelbase; martin_fierro
It's little wonder that they were saying ARRRRR! all the time.
15 posted on 10/15/2004 11:25:53 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: Rebelbase

I believe that's supposed to be an hourglass in the skeleton's hand.
Your time is up, in other words.


16 posted on 10/15/2004 11:26:51 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Burger-Eating War Monkey)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

"Maybe they'll uncover AlGore's "lockbox"."

Please refrain from referring to Tipper in such a crude manner (smirk) eh hee hee hee ....peeks through fingers


17 posted on 10/15/2004 11:27:25 AM PDT by SunnySide
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To: Darkchylde; Darksheare

ping, with love from Mom. :-)

Psst! Darksheare! post # 9.


18 posted on 10/15/2004 11:28:15 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Save a Democrat! Vote Republican!)
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To: Constitution Day

That would definitely shiver me timber.


19 posted on 10/15/2004 11:30:46 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: Constitution Day

I thought it was a wine glass, with some kind of symbolsim with regard to the spear and the "love bikini" markings.


20 posted on 10/15/2004 11:32:40 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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