Queen Anne’s Revenge

Since I have been posting about Howard Pyle and the pirates of his illustrations. Here is the site for the Queen Anne’s Revenge and some real life pirates from the Golden Age of Piracy.



In 1718, the notorious pirate Blackbeard lost his flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, when it ran aground in Beaufort Inlet. For more than 270 years, it was hidden by water and sand – a mystery to archeologists around the world.

Cleaning_cannon_C-3_at_Lab_-_NC_DCR_photoIn 1996, private company Intersal, Inc. discovered the shipwreck. The Museum became the official repository for all Queen Anne’s Revenge artifacts and has offered an interactive and permanent exhibit which opened in 2011.

Now Blackbeard and his crew sail again in history, artifacts, interactive features and legends.

Queen Anne’s Revenge was a home, office, weapon, vault, and more for the pirate Blackbeard and his crew.

6-9-11_kids_with_exhibit_nameThree hundred years later her artifacts reveal truths about the pirates of the Golden Age.

Learn how Blackbeard became a legend and how North Carolina’s economy, geography, and politics of the time created a “perfect storm” for piracy. Were the pirates and government in cahoots? How do we know this wreck is actually the Queen Anne’s Revenge? Where is all the treasure? This exhibit answers all these questions and more.

Anatomy_of_a_Pirate_ShipView the weapons a pirate ship would likely carry including cannons and personal weapons.

See how nautical archaeologists have mapped out the underwater site and learn about the conservation methods necessary to put these fragile artifacts on display.

About Denis

A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art; I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. I have always been inspired by the art of Romantic painters such as Eugene Delacroix, John Constable and W.M. Turner. I consider myself a modern Romantic seeking to capture the emotion or feeling of a subject above all else. Charles Baudelaire described Romanticism as "...situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling".
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