Bleackbeard’s Anchor Found Off The Coast Of North Carolina

by Accidental Bear

A-hoy matey! Just when you go and think fairy tales don’t exist. Some little boy’s fairy tales consists of glass slippers and magic wands, while other boy’s tales consist of skull eye patches, ships and pirates (I’m going to skip the obvious butt pirate joke)!

via www.huffingtonpost.com

OREHEAD CITY, N.C. — 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 director 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 most people have everyday dishes and good china. READ MORE

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