Located just off the coast of Beaufort, North Carolina, lies one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time, Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. Almost three hundred years ago, one of history’s most notorious pirates grounded this historic ship leaving her at the mercy of the seas. Over time, the ship has broken apart leaving only remnants of the powerful sea vessel she once was. The information encapsulated within her remains provide clues about the past. Each discovery allows us to paint a clearer picture of the period now referred to as “The Golden Age of Piracy” and the people who sacrificed everything to live a pirate life.
This amazing story wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of the team of archaeologists, historians and conservators who work for the Underwater Archaeology Branch of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. With field operations scheduled to conclude in 2014, the next chapter in the interpretation of Blackbeard’s flagship will be written in the lab. The data gained through the archaeological investigation, conservation and study of the artifact assemblage will facilitate the interpretation of this shared maritime treasure. Unfortunately, the funding allocated to the UAB through annual state budgets falls short of the amount necessary to complete the archaeological recovery and conservation of artifacts. The Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to support the archaeology and conservation of the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), and to engage in public outreach initiatives. We need your support to ensure the true story of the most infamous pirate ship of all time can finally be told.
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