Posted on Monday, 30 May, 2011 | 23 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
Image credit: J. L. G. Ferris
The anchor from the ship of notorious 18th century pirate Blackbeard has been hauled up from the depths.
Weighing over 1000kg the massive anchor was retrieved from the wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge off the coast of North Carolina. It is believed the ship sunk in 1718, five years after Blackbeard himself was killed.
"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."