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Blackbeard's 'anchor' retrieved off US coast


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 02:39 PM

www.bbc.co.uk said:

An anchor from what is said to be the wreck of notorious English pirate Blackbeard's flagship has been retrieved off North Carolina's coast, US archaeologists say.

The massive anchor - weighing more than 1,000 kg (2,200lb) - is one of the largest artefacts on what is believed to be the Queen Anne's Revenge ship.

The anchor will now be put in a museum.

The flagship is thought to have sunk in 1718, five months after Blackbeard was killed by British sailors.

The US archaeologists said they had first planned to lift a bigger anchor but realised it was too well-attached to other items in the ballast pile.

They said that divers would continue to work next week and then decide how to proceed to retrieve other artefacts from the ship.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 03:55 PM

Well, that's quite a convenient find as the new installement of Pirates of the Carribean is currently in theatres.

But it's a very cool find if it's in fact true.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:09 PM

Edward Teach was actually a pseudonym, nobody knows Blackbeard's actual name, that's why historians can't dig up anything on his days prior to pirating. If this is true, it's insanely cool...but their timing is perfect.


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:50 AM

Well that's nifty.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:39 AM

Just in time for the new Pirates movie. How could they even prove if this is his anchor?


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 03:09 AM

Wish I had the money to cruise around in the sun and look for sunken treasure/artifacts. My kinda job.  A little kicker from the movie industry wouldn't bother me either.


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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:27 AM

I though His real name was Edward Teach and he was born in November 22 or something like that...I think he died at 37. His last battle was in 21 Nov 68, so just a day before he turned 38...Ocracoke Island it was in  North Carolina
LOl apparently he used to put matches and flares or something into his famous blach beard and hair, the smoke made him looked like a devil or something, oh and some red ribbons two. Fancy some make-up? :D It is said that the Royal Government or whatever Charl Eden (I think) and blackbeard where friends so he didn't send anyone out to stop him, but war broke out anyway...
Ok that all ama gonna say, oh and he had 13 wives apparently and over 5 houses in differen't part of the Atlantic and Equator...

Edit* But it sure is a good timing :D
     So shaayln hes actual name is not Edward Teach? I think he is just some poor urchin who ran off or something and got adopted/kidnapped by pirates, or his father was one and he took little Edward with him :P A little father and soon outing? Sink some ships, behead some people. Perfect son!

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:57 AM

That thing is HUGE. Perfect timing as already said.  :innocent: Would be nice if it could be confirmed.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:05 PM

to also ad edward teach was not a mean man built on killing he worked off of fear it is said he touk good care of crew and only killed one man and was piriting at 9

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 05:39 PM

Well this is neat. One anchor up, three more to go :)


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Posted 01 June 2011 - 09:07 AM

Or rather a hundred if we count all those which have been sanked...I wonder if there was a ship called Black Pearl...?

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:44 PM

Nah, there's just four anchors in that spot. One big grappling hook too. They've been bringing up artifacts from the wreckage for a while now, this is just the first anchor that's been pulled up.

And yes, there is a Black Pearl. It's a ship that gives historical cruses out of New York. It sails the lower Niagara River.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:04 AM

Hmmm but I mean like an oldfashoined one...Not one of these new ones, and not from this century

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:35 PM

Not sure how old that Black Pearl is...

Well, there was a Black Pearl captained by Henry Morgan in the 1600's. That ship was sunk in battle.. I don't think it's remains have been found though.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 11:59 PM

View PostWolfpower, on 31 May 2011 - 08:27 AM, said:


LOl apparently he used to put matches and flares or something into his famous blach beard and hair, the smoke made him looked like a devil or something, oh and some red ribbons two. Fancy some make-up? :D It is said that the Royal Government or whatever Charl Eden (I think) and blackbeard where friends so he didn't send anyone out to stop him, but war broke out anyway...

He put Black Powder in his beard and burned it. And he served as a Privateer to England during Queen Annes War, so no English ships would have gotten in his way.

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