Anchor from Blackbeard’s ship raised after 293 years off North Carolina coast 

MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina — Archaeologists on Friday raised an anchor from the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship that pirate Blackbeard and his crew intentionally grounded off the North Carolina coast in 1718.

The nearly 3,000-pound anchor is the largest artifact yet recovered from the wreck of the notorious pirate’s flagship.

The anchor was atop a pile of debris, which appears to be the remnants of the middle of the ship, including its cargo hold, said Mark Wilde-Ramsing, director of the Queen Anne’s Revenge project.

Next week, researchers hope to dig a small test hole into the pile where the anchor was removed to get a sense of what else might be hidden there.

Source: Anchor from Blackbeard’s ship raised after 293 years off North Carolina coast | cleveland.com

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