Sand-encrusted cannon from Blackbeard's ship
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Cannon raised from 'Blackbeard ship'

A cannon has been raised from the waters off the North Carolina coast, nearly three centuries after sinking with the wreck of a ship belonging to notorious pirate Blackbeard.

The 2.4m cannon, coated in a shell of sand, salt and sea life, is one of thousands of artefacts to have been recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge.

  • 27 Oct 2011
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