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Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast

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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    I love when that happens . . . Blackbeard s anchor recovered off NC coast PhysOrg.com [USA], May 27, 2011 Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what s
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2011
      I love when that happens . . .

      Blackbeard's anchor recovered off NC coast
      PhysOrg.com [USA], May 27, 2011

      Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what's believed to be the
      wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship off the North Carolina coast
      Friday, a move that might change plans about how to save the rest of the
      almost 300-year-old artifacts from the central part of the ship. Divers
      had planned to recover the second-largest artifact on what's believed to
      be the Queen Anne's Revenge but discovered it was too well-attached to
      other items in the ballast pile, said project Mark Wilde-Ramsing.
      Instead they pulled up another anchor that is the third-largest artifact
      and likely was the typical anchor for the ship. Apparently, pirates had
      everyday anchors and special anchors just as the rest of us have
      everyday dishes and good china. "That's a big ship to be putting that
      out to stop it," Wilde-Ramsing said admiringly as a pulley system of
      straps and men holding ropes moved the anchor from a boat to the back of
      truck. It's the first large anchor that divers have retrieved; they
      earlier brought up a small, grapnel anchor.

      http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-blackbeard-anchor-recovered-nc-coast.html

      See also NBC17.com [USA]:
      http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/may/27/blackbeards-anchor-may-see-daylight-today-ar-1070364/
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