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Chicamacomico Life Saving Station, Rodanthe, NC

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. Hatteras, NC. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation, advancement and presentation of the maritime history and shipwrecks of the North Carolina Outer Banks from the earliest periods of exploration and/or colonization to the present day, with particular emphasis on the period from 1524 to 1945.

Queen Anne's Revenge, the flagship of Blackbeard, named by him after Queen Anne of Great Britain.

Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. Blackbeard captured a French slaver named Concorde in the Caribbean in 1717. He renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge & used it as his flagship for the next 7 months. In June 1718, Blackbeard deliberately ran the ship aground in Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. He abandoned much of his crew & fled, probably so he could keep more of his loot. Divers discovered the wreck in 1996. The artifacts provide a remarkable window on life aboard a pirate ship.

Excavators and archaeologists involved in the marine project to unearth the artefacts of the legendary pirate Blackbeard met with huge success. A 900-kg cannon used in the pirate’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, was found in the site of the shipwreck in Beaufort, North Carolina on the October 27, 2011. the cannon measures eight feet in length and is covered with sand, barnacles and other grit accumulated over the period of countless years.

Edward Teach (c. 1680 – 22 November 1718), better known as Blackbeard