Pirate Blackbeard's Anchor Retrieved From the Sea

In 1718, the notorious pirate ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, sank to the bottom of the sea.  Just five months earlier, its infamous captain Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, was killed by British sailors.

In May of 2011, off the coast of North Carolina, a massive anchor was pulled from the watery grave of what is believed to be the Queen Anne’s Revenge, thrilling archaeologists, and more than a few pirate enthusiasts.

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The 2,200 pound artifact will now be displayed in a museum where it will surely spark the imagination of viewers.  The team of archaeologists working on the wreckage say they hope to bring the remaining artifacts from the shipwreck to the surface by 2013.

We do have to wonder… is it mere coincidence that Disney’s fourth installment of their viagra patent expires uk, this one called Click Here, features the loathsome Blackbeard… and was released in theaters exactly one week prior to this amazing find?  Arrrrrrr!


Ian McShane as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides. In theaters now.