Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast

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    By MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press – Fri May 27, 2:01 pm ET

    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 and were bringing it to shore. The work to retrieve it began last week. The anchor is about 11 feet long.

    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.[/p]

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    edit: watch it happen here!
     
  2. Fluto

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    huh i watched PoTC:ST like 1 hours ago :I
     
  3. Lucifer666

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    This is weird.
    nuff said.
     
  4. SamAsh07

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    LOL! I just watched Pirates 4 like 16 hours ago, I come here at GBAtemp and what do I see? Blackbeards Anchor recovered, at first I thought "Maybe they lost the ships anchor during the shooting of Pirates 4 and found it now" but didn't expect it to be related to the ACTUAL Blackbeards ship. Which is kinda moving if you ask me.
     
  5. Raika

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    What exactly are they going to do with that huge lump of eroded metal now that they've gotten a hold of it?
     
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    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Polish it back to its original shape and feel.

    Either Museum it,

    OR

    Sell it in an Auction to those money spending hogs.
     
  8. Fluto

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    ill pay $1 [​IMG]
     
  9. Satangel

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    Wait, Blackbeard actually existed? I thought that was just a myth, a fairytale about pirates?
     
  10. ShawnTRods

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    Blackbeard - Edward Teach
    yep, he was a real pirate.
    Watching one Piece made me think Whitebeard(Edward Newgate) was also real lol.
     
  11. SamAsh07

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    Even I didn't know until I saw this [​IMG]
     
  12. Satangel

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    Nice, didn't know this. Thanks for clearing that up for me [​IMG]
     
  13. ShawnTRods

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    Well, I heard about the queen Anne's revenge as a kid and that his(blackbeards) name is Edward Teach.

    Later when I watched One Piece, i was confused lol. They made Whitebeard and Blackbeard with changed names. Whitebeard - Edward Newgate and named Blackbeard - Marshal D. Teach
     
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    I'm surprised it was only 20 feet under.