Another one of Blackbeard’s cannons is recovered off NC coast

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Several of Blackbeard's cannons have been recovered off the North Carolina coast.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Archaeologists have raised a 600-pound cannon from the wreck of the ship belonging to famous pirate Blackbeard, according to North Carolina state officials.

The Associated Press reported that the 6-foot cannon was recovered Friday from the Queen Anne’s Revenge ship near Beaufort Inlet.

A team of dive technicians reportedly made the discovery. The cannon was said to have been attached to a mass of iron, marine life and sand.

Blackbeard was one of the world’s most famous pirates. He captured a French slave ship and renamed it Queen Anne’s Revenge in 1717.

He ran the ship aground at Beaufort Inlet in Carteret County, N.C. a year later. The wreckage was reportedly found in 1996.

A total of 23 cannons have since been recovered from the site.

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