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