Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Blackbeard Subject Of Lecture


January 08, 2008

GLASTONBURY — A North Carolina archaeologist will speak Jan. 26 about the search for Blackbeard's infamous flagship, The Queen Anne's Revenge.

Richard Lawrence, director of underwater archaeology for the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, will give his presentation, "In Search of Blackbeard: The Queen Anne's Revenge Shipwreck Project," at 2 p.m. at Smith Middle School at 216 Addison Road.

The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of Connecticut's Office of State Archaeology, the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and the Connecticut Archaeology Center at the University of Connecticut.

Admission is $12 for the public and free for members of the friends group and the museum and for students with IDs.

Representatives of the UConn Co-op will be on hand selling books about Blackbeard the Pirate.

The Queen Anne's Revenge, a 300-ton frigate armed with 40 cannons, ran aground in the area of North Carolina's Beaufort Inlet. In 1996, a private research group discovered a shipwreck believed to be Blackbeard's ship. Lawrence has been involved in research and management of the site.


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