This isn’t a promotion for the new Pirates of the Caribbean film: An expedition off the coast of North Carolina has recovered the anchor from Blackbeard’s ship, The Queen Anne’s Revenge. The ship ran aground in shallow water in 1718 and was discovered in 1996. The 3,000-pound anchor was hauled up for study. The largest-yet exhibition of artifacts from the shipwreck will open at the North Carolina Maritime Museum on June 11.
Artifacts Robert Willett, News & Observer / AP Photo