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Wolferz
05-28-2011, 08:42 AM
I was just reading a news article on MSNBC (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43195956/?GT1=43001)about a group that is recoverng artifacts from what is believed to be the wreck of the Queen Annes Revenge off the coast of North Carolina. Supposedly it was Blackbeards' flag ship. They have recovered many artifacts, the largest of which was the everyday anchor.
They are still trying to get the specialty anchor but it's fused to the rest of the ballast.

The first comment was the best part of the whole story...


So this pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel sticking out of his pants.

The bartender says "Whats with the steering wheel????"

The pirate says AAAAAAARRRRRRR it's drivin me nuts.

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MWolfe1963
05-28-2011, 09:30 AM
Living in NC, it's been on the news several times, be interesting to see what they pull up.

fireftr18
05-28-2011, 01:07 PM
I would like to see if they find something to prove it was the Queen Anne's Revenge.

Celeon999
05-28-2011, 01:13 PM
I smell a marketing campaign for Pirates of the Carribean 4 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Wolferz
05-28-2011, 07:23 PM
I gather the ship was so named after Anne Boleyn?

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bunkerratt
05-29-2011, 09:12 AM
the anchor has been raised ...and yes just in time for the movie release

paulhager
05-29-2011, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by Wolferz:
I gather the ship was so named after Anne Boleyn?

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It was this Queen Anne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Great_Britain).

paulhager
05-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by bunkerratt:
the anchor has been raised ...and yes just in time for the movie release

Actually, the movie was made in 1952: Blackbeard the Pirate (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044426/), starring the incomparable Robert Newton (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0628579/). Newton was the inspiration for Talk Like A Pirate Day (http://www.talklikeapirate.com/howto.html).

Here's a video of Newton talking like a pirate (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTSEfUyEsu8&feature=related) - starting at 01:12.