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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 4 04:46 AM

April 4, 2009: Blackbeard's Booty

Don't bother calling, it's not that kind of booty.
Blackbeard, you know Edward Thatch/Teach, around 1700, pirate, Arrrrrr?
Well it's not really booty because that's treasure, this is more like Blackbeard's stuff.

Quote:
A brass navigational instrument known as a chart divider is among artifacts recently recovered from a shipwreck thought to be the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the infamous 18th-century pirate Blackbeard, archaeologists said in March 2009.


Quote:
Underwater archaeologists from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources have been excavating the wreck—which lies 22 feet (7 meters) underwater a few miles off Beaufort, North Carolina—since 1997.
The stuff's in pretty good shape for bring on the ocean floor for 300 years.
The corrosion on the piece of silver is easily removed.
All that gold would fit in a thimble, and since it was found mixed in with some lead, scientists speculate someone hid it in the ammo locker.

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Trilby  Saturday Apr 4 05:31 AM

Apothecary weight - that's like, for his cocaine, right?

Kewl stuff, bruce my man.



Flint  Saturday Apr 4 10:45 AM

Hey, that's a radiographic image (x-ray) of that sword guard.



Trilby  Saturday Apr 4 11:30 AM

don't be such a tech-geek, Flint. Ya geek weirdo.



Elspode  Saturday Apr 4 02:15 PM

Its a radiographic profile view. The pic above it is a top down (or bottom up) view.



Trilby  Saturday Apr 4 05:12 PM

geeks galore.



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 4 05:28 PM

Or sneaky pirates and ninjas posing as geeks.



Gravdigr  Saturday Apr 4 05:47 PM

@ the geek bashers: Leave them geeks alone.

@ the geeks: Don't touch me, I don't want to get any geek-stink on me.



Clodfobble  Saturday Apr 4 06:20 PM

Wow, just 22 feet below the surface? That's really shallow!



Trilby  Saturday Apr 4 07:43 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
Wow, just 22 feet below the surface? That's really shallow!
By Lucifer's Beard! It IS!


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 4 08:08 PM

I think that's 22 feet of water then the ship is buried in the mud and sand, but it's a lot easier than in deeper water where they find most of them. They've been working on it for a dozen years so it can't be too intact.



Cloud  Saturday Apr 4 08:11 PM

What was Blackbeard doing in North Carolina?

ETA: Okay I see now that he operated in that area; for some reason I didn't imagine pirates up there.



jinx  Saturday Apr 4 08:21 PM

The OBX were popular with pirates - dangerous to navigate and no people around.

Today it's a popular tourist destination.

edit: Oh, here's a great link...



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 4 08:25 PM

After he blockaded Charleston, SC, he was pardoned by the Governor of NC, but the Governor of VA had him killed anyway.



Sheldonrs  Sunday Apr 5 03:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
After he blockaded Charleston, SC, he was pardoned by the Governor of NC, but the Governor of VA had him killed anyway.
Some things never change.


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