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Progress continues in restoration of Blackbeard’s famous ship

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Researchers in Pitt County are uncovering new information about Blackbeard's most famous ship.

The "Queen Anne's Revenge" lab is at ECU's West Research Campus in Greenville. Today we went behind the scenes to see the restoration team's progress. Recently the team brought up another one of the cannons from the sea floor. The artifacts are kept in huge pools that keep them from deteriorating while crews work to restore the items for research and museums.

The head of the ships restoration Sarah Watkins-Kenney told us "Every day is different and every day we make a discovery. So, no two days are the same. It's actually a very exciting and rewarding work."

Notable items being restored include the ships anchor, a part of the ship's wooden hull, and even smaller items like spoons. These artifacts have stood the test of time along the sea floor of our coast. Blackbeard's ship is now 300 years old.

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