Sustenance

Pirate vessels traveling over long distances were required to be self-contained. Blackbeard often commanded crews of several hundred men, and the QAR needed to carry a considerable quantity of food and supplies. Iron hoops from large barrels are abundant on the site. Ceramic and glass containers used to store water, wine, and rum have also been found. Several pewter plates and chargers, some still retaining impressions of fabric packing material, were likely stored as cargo below decks in the stern of the QAR, or may have been used by the officers or crew-members The remains of a pewter spoon were also recovered, along with two dozen animal bones, most representing foodstuffs.

Artifacts related to sustenance include items used for food preparation and consumption. These items range from pewter plates, bowls and utensils to glass bottles and jugs to the remains of livestock consumed on board. Browse through the images below to learn more.

Beverage Storage Shard
Beverage Storage Shard
Bowl Shard
Bowl Shard
Ceramic Plate
Ceramic Plate
Ceramic Shards
Ceramic Shards
Coal
Coal
Flacon Glass Bottle
Flacon Glass Bottle
Flask Shard
Flask Shard
Olive Glass Bottle
Olive Glass Bottle
Pewter Flatware
Pewter Flatware
Pewter Spoon
Pewter Spoon
Pig Remains
Pig Remains
Square Case Bottle
Square Case Bottle
Wine Glass
Wine Glass