Arrr! Queen Anne's Revenge anchor to be recovered

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An attempt to raise one of the anchors from Blackbeard’s famous ship Queen Anne’s Revenge will be made today.  The ship sank off the coast of Beaufort, NC in 1718.  The wreck currently sits in about 20 feet of water.  For more information check out these articles:

http://www.salon.com/wires/us/2011/05/27/D9NFMOO80_us_blackbeard_s_ship/index.html

http://www.history.com/news/2011/05/19/anchor-away-for-blackbeard%E2%80%99s-pirate-flagship/

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