In the summer of 1718, the pirate Blackbeard ran his flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge aground near Beaufort. Blackbeard and his crew were unhurt and abandoned the ship, taking with them everything they thought was valuable. But, for those of us who are enamored with 18th-century ships, pirates, and colonial history, plenty of treasure remains!
This 2018 event featured Kimberly Kenyon, conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Laboratory. Design Your Own Pirate Flag. Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine article “Underwater Conservation.”