NOAA Sanctuary Researchers Assist in Recovery of Cannon from Queen Anne’s Revenge [What’s New]

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On Oct. 26, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries assisted the State of North Carolina with the recovery of a large cannon from the Queen Anne's Revenge, the sunken flagship of the notorious pirate captain Blackbeard. The Queen Anne's Revenge sank off the coast of North Carolina in 1718 when Blackbeard ran it aground while entering an inlet. The cannon had rested on the ocean floor for nearly 300 years.

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