Notorious pirate Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was run aground in what is now Beaufort Inlet in 1718. Some believe Blackbeard intentionally did this. For more than 200 years the ship lay in the bottom of the sea off Shackleford Banks in North Carolina. It was in 1996 that the ship was discovered and since then archaeologists have recovered thousands of artifacts that are being conserved at the QAR Museum at ECU in Greenville, NC.
|Blackbeard the notorious pirate who sailed the Queen Anne's Revenge.|
Dan's grandson, Erik, who just finished his Master's Degree at University of Durham, England, is a conservator at the QAR Conservation Laboratory.
|Dan talks with Sarah the Director of the Laboratory.|
|Xray of shoe buckle.|
|Add Map showing location of cannons and anchors at the site of the shipwreck.|
|Cannon with cannon balls.|
We thoroughly enjoyed the Open House that the Laboratory held on Saturday, and we especially enjoyed learning about some of Erik's work.