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News from Davy Jones' Locker

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The anchor of the Queen Anne's Revenge. 


Just up the coast a bit from where I live, lodged in a sandbar, are the remnants of a ship belonging to the infamous pirate Blackbeard. 

Blackbeard's ship- the Queen Anne's Revenge, ran aground in 1718 and was discovered by excavators in the 1990s and an effort to recover artifacts from the ship is underway. 

Cufflinks discovered in the wreckage

The hilt of a sword found in the wreck- perhaps this was once wielded by Blackbeard himself
recovered mortar and pestle

I don't know about you but I find it absolutely incredible that almost 300 years after her sinking, artifacts and remains from a ship and her pirate crew are being recovered from their watery grave. There is something so incredibly eerie and fascinating about this wreck lurking in the depths, I just had to share this with you.


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