Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) was the flagship of Edward Teach, also known as “Blackbeard,” during the period of history referred to as the “Golden Age of Piracy.” QAR was originally named La Concorde, a French slave ship which completed three transatlantic slaving voyages prior to being captured and renamed by the pirates near Martinique in November 1717. Blackbeard ran the ship aground near Beaufort in June 1718. QAR was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 and is one of the oldest shipwrecks discovered in North Carolina. 

In November 1996, Intersal, Inc., discovered the shipwreck, using information provided to Operations Director, Mike Daniel, by company president, Phil Masters. Since that time, NCDNCR archaeologists have been exploring, documenting and recovering archaeological remains at the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck site off the coast of Beaufort. More than 20 years later, we're still working on recovering the wreck and conserving the priceless artifacts it contains for eventual public display at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

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