Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Atomic Punk ZeoBandit's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.29.02
    Age
    41
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    17,830
    Favorite VH Album

    F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    Humans Being
    Last Online

    12.14.17 @ 05:57 AM
    Likes
    54
    Liked 40 Times in 29 Posts


    Donor

    Default Is it Blackbeard's ship? Archaeological booty says aye

    Is it Blackbeard's ship? Archaeological booty says aye
    POSTED: 9:24 a.m. EST, March 3, 2007
    Story Highlights
    1718 shipwreck off N.C. coast could be fully excavated in three years
    Archaeologists, historians to review 10 years of research on the shipwreck
    Many researchers say it's Blackbeard's plundered ship, Queen Anne's Revenge
    Treasures from deep are clues to era's naval technology, slave trade, pirate life

    RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) -- A shipwreck off the North Carolina coast believed to be that of notorious pirate Blackbeard could be fully excavated in three years, officials working on the project said.

    "That's really our target," Steve Claggett, the state archaeologist, said Friday while discussing 10 years of research that has been conducted since the shipwreck was found just off Atlantic Beach.

    Archaeologists and historians planned Friday to review 10 years of research on the shipwreck. It is the oldest shipwreck discovered off the North Carolina coast

    The ship ran aground in 1718, and some researchers believe it was a French slave ship Blackbeard captured in 1717 and renamed Queen Anne's Revenge.

    Several officials said historical data and coral-covered artifacts recovered from the site -- including 25 cannons, which experts said was an uncommonly large number to find on a ship in the region in the early 18th century -- remove any doubt the wreckage belonged to Blackbeard.

    Three university professors, including two from East Carolina University, have challenged the findings. But officials working on the excavation said Friday that the more they find, the stronger their case becomes.

    "Historians have really looked at it thoroughly and don't feel that there's any possibility anything else is in there that was not recorded," said Mark Wilde-Ramsing, director of the Queen Anne's Revenge Project. "And the artifacts continue to support it."

    Wilde-Ramsing said a coin weight recovered last fall bearing a likeness of Britain's Queen Anne and a King George cup, both dated before the shipwreck, further bolster their position.
    So far, only 15 percent of shipwreck recovered

    So far, about 15 percent of the shipwreck has been recovered including jewelry, dishes and thousands of other artifacts. The items are being preserved and studied at a lab at East Carolina University, and eventually more will become available for the public to view, Claggett said.

    Nearly 2 million people have viewed shipwreck artifacts since 1998, including at a permanent exhibit at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and at a maritime museum in Paris, project officials said.

    Researchers shared some of their findings Friday at the North Carolina Museum of History. They said studying the artifacts will provide insight into the era's naval technology, slave trade and pirate life.

    Blackbeard, whose real name was widely believed to be Edward Teach or Edward Thatch, settled in Bath and received a governor's pardon. Some experts believe he grew bored with land life and returned to piracy.

    He was killed by volunteers from the Royal Navy in November 1718 -- five months after the ship thought to be Queen Anne's Revenge sank.
    "What we are dealing with here, is a complete lack of respect for the law" - Jackie Gleason, Smokey and the Bandit

    www.geocaching.com - The site where you are the search engine.

  2. #2
    Atomic Punk
    Join Date
    12.25.01
    Age
    53
    Location
    Carmel, Ca
    Posts
    7,954
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    You\'re Kidding,right?
    Last Online

    05.31.14 @ 08:17 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Great news.

    However, if they claim to find Jesus' coffin in the wreckage I'm going to be pissed.
    "Nothing is ever what it seems but everything is exactly what it is." - B. Banzai


    My Blog:

    http://axxman300tool.blogspot.com/

    http://www.myspace.com/axxman300

  3. #3
    Baluchitherium hatchetforce's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.03.02
    Age
    52
    Location
    Marblehead, Mass.
    Posts
    5,288
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About It Later
    Last Online

    11.27.15 @ 03:34 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 65 Times in 42 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    "Archaeological Booty" sounds like my old girlfriend

    . . . . .
    "The eagle lands at midnight: bacon burger ice cube over" ~ jetguy5150

  4. #4
    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.01.02
    Location
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Posts
    19,370
    Last Online

    03.07.10 @ 06:18 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchetforce View Post
    "Archaeological Booty" sounds like my old girlfriend
    No, "archaelogical booty" would be your former girlfriend's grandmother.
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

  5. #5
    Baluchitherium hatchetforce's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.03.02
    Age
    52
    Location
    Marblehead, Mass.
    Posts
    5,288
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Hear About It Later
    Last Online

    11.27.15 @ 03:34 PM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 65 Times in 42 Posts


    Donor

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    No, "archaelogical booty" would be your former girlfriend's grandmother.
    I dunno chef, she had a peg-leg, squawked like a parrot, and a really sharp (left) hook...
    Last edited by hatchetforce; 03.05.07 at 10:37 AM.

    . . . . .
    "The eagle lands at midnight: bacon burger ice cube over" ~ jetguy5150

  6. #6
    Atomic Punk chefcraig's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.01.02
    Location
    A Confederacy of Dunces
    Posts
    19,370
    Last Online

    03.07.10 @ 06:18 AM
    Likes
    0
    Liked 10 Times in 9 Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by hatchetforce View Post
    I dunno chef, she had a peg-leg, squawked like a parrot, and a really sharp (left) hook...

    You never mentioned that you'd dated McCartney's soon to be ex, hatch...
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
    George Bernard Shaw

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. U.S. sub collides with Japan ship (again)
    By LLFHS in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01.09.07, 05:32 AM
  2. now thats a booty!
    By namedmydaughterHALEN in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 04.25.06, 02:24 PM
  3. Ship Lost in Red Sea; 1300 Aboard
    By Phatie in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02.03.06, 03:41 PM
  4. Chernobyl Booty!
    By voivod in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Non-Music)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09.24.05, 10:19 AM
  5. OMG! DAVE IS OVER!!!! HE'S SINGING ON A CRUISE SHIP FRIDAY!!!!!!!!
    By Women And Roth First in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 10.18.02, 03:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •