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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Pirates, adventure, and national parks! Three of my favorite things!

June 22, 2013: Archaeologists recently recovered two cannons from the famed pirate ship Queen Anne's revenge.  The revenge was the flag ship of the dreaded pirate Blackbeard.

Blackbeard ran the Revenge aground rather than accept the term's of the colonial governor. Blackbeard broke up his flotilla and abandoned some of his crew on one of the Carolina's outer bank islands, most likely in current day Cape Lookout national seashore. 

Legend has it Blackbeard buried his treasure on a nearby island, shortly after abandoning his ship.  The recent discovery of Blackbeard's sword, has breathed new life into the legend.  Interesting!

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