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UNC Work On Blackbeard Wreck Offers Chance To Develop Techniques, Reveal State, Nation's Past

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May 10, 2001
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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Raising one of Blackbeard's largest crusty cannons, as divers plan to do off Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday (May 9), is among the more visible and exciting aspects of salvaging a pirate wreck that's lain submerged 20 feet below the surface for nearly three centuries. The cannon, dubbed "Baby Ruth 2," will be the largest artifact yet retrieved from its sandy grave.

CHAPEL HILL - Raising one of Blackbeard's largest crusty cannons, as divers plan to do off Atlantic Beach, N.C., Wednesday (May 9), is among the more visible and exciting aspects of salvaging a pirate wreck that's lain submerged 20 feet below the surface for nearly three centuries. The cannon, dubbed "Baby Ruth 2," will be the largest artifact yet retrieved from its sandy grave.


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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill. (2001, May 10). UNC Work On Blackbeard Wreck Offers Chance To Develop Techniques, Reveal State, Nation's Past. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/05/010510072706.htm
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