Conservation of a Pirate Ship

Staff and Crew Raise a Cannon for Conservation and Research at the Queen Anne's Revenge Wreck

At the center of the Queen Anne's Revenge project is archaeological exploration and preservation. Field expeditions generally take place each fall when weather conditions are most favorable for work at the site. The length of the field season can range from a few days to 12 weeks.

The annual dives are only the beginning of the conservation process. Artifacts are conserved year round at the Underwater Archaeology Branch's lab in Greenville.

We produce a variety of materials to keep you informed about our conservation efforts.  The shipwreck map shows the wreck and its location across the seabed.

View a Grid Map of the Shipwreck Site

Treasures from a Pirate Wreck

View photo galleries of the artifacts we've recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge up to this point.

View Queen Anne's Revenge Artifacts