Saturday, March 2, 2024
Contact    |    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon  
Unexplained Mysteries
You are viewing: Home > News > Archaeology & History > News story
Welcome Guest ( Login or Register )  
All ▾
Search Submit

Archaeology & History

Blackbeard's 'cannon' retrieved off US coast

By T.K. Randall
October 30, 2011 · Comment icon 1 comment

Image Credit: J. L. G. Ferris
A canon from the shipwreck of infamous pirate Blackbeard has been retrieved from the depths.
The Queen Anne's Revenge sank off the coast of North Carolina in 1718 and wasn't discovered until 1996. "Four cannons were all found to be loaded, with cannon shot and wads in place ready to be fired," said project conservator Sarah Watkins-Kenney.
Archaeologists raised another cannon on Wednesday from the sunken wreck of pirate Blackbeard's legendary ship off the coast of North Carolina.


Source: Reuters | Comments (1)




Our new book is out now!
Book cover

The Unexplained Mysteries
Book of Weird News

 AVAILABLE NOW 

Take a walk on the weird side with this compilation of some of the weirdest stories ever to grace the pages of a newspaper.

Click here to learn more

We need your help!
Patreon logo

Support us on Patreon

 BONUS CONTENT 

For less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can gain access to a wide range of exclusive perks including our popular 'Lost Ghost Stories' series.

Click here to learn more

Top 10 trending mysteries
Recent news and articles