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Blackbeard Shipwreck Artifacts Meet Sounds of the N.C. Symphony July 9

Cultural Resources and archaeologists will be on hand Saturday in Cary, in connection with the “Pirates!” musical program planned by the N.C. Symphony, to show artifacts from Blackbeard’s shipwreck, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

 
PRLog - Jul. 7, 2011 - RALEIGH, N.C. -- RALEIGH , N.C. -- In honor of the “Pirates!” musical program planned by the North Carolina Symphony at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will have artifacts on display from Blackbeard’s shipwreck, the Queen Anne’s Revenge.

Dr. Jeffrey J. Crow, Deputy Secretary of Cultural Resources, along with State Archaeologist Steve Claggett, and Maritime Heritage officer – and experienced diver – Lauren  Hermley will be on hand to talk about  the artifacts and conservation process starting after 5:30 p.m.  The small case will include cast iron cannon balls or shot, glass from bottles that might have held Blackbeard’s libations, and pewter utensils he could have used, along with gun flints and other items.

The Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck lies offshore in the Atlantic waters near Beaufort.  Recovery in May of a nearly-3,000-pound anchor caused an international sensation, and a QAR exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort has seen more than 30,000 visitors since it opened on June 11.  Blackbeard fans from Britain, Canada, the Netherlands and 26 states in the U.S. have swept through the Museum’s doors to experience the “Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge 1718.″

In June 1718, Blackbeard ran the vessel aground after a successful blockade of the harbor at Charleston, S.C. The shipwreck was located in 1996 by Intersal, Inc. of Florida by Operations Director Mike Daniel through research provided by Intersal President Phil Masters.  

The Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, the Underwater Archaeology Branch and the N.C. Symphony are all part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.

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The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources is the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. www.ncculture.com

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