Topics Related to Maritime History

When thinking about the ocean, sai

My name is Brandon Eckert and I am an intern at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab in Greenville, North Carolina.

This year marks the centennial of women’s suffrage, and we wanted to participate in DNCR’s She Changed the World Campaign by highlighting female pirates through the ages.

As part of my Research Fellowship with the “Tale of Two Ships Project”, I traveled

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is dedicated to the continued preservation of North Carolina’s histor

Most people know the Queen Anne’s Revenge Conservation Lab as the place charged with the preservation of artifacts removed from this important archaeological site. This, however, is not our only responsibility.

When we left off last month, we shared the mysterious story of the QAR breech blocks. This month, the story continues…

The Tale of Two Ships Project has enabled me to research the history of La Concorde and Queen Anne’s Revenge, and grasp a more profound understanding of this one ship with very different iden

After the battle of Ocracoke in November 1718, only sixteen members of Blackbeard’s crew were rounded up and brought to Virginia to await trial. The men waited for three months for the seemingly inevitable guilty verdict of piracy and death sentence.

When we last visited the story of the gentleman pirate, Stede Bonnet had been convicted for his crimes of piracy. Bonnet had to wait an entire month until his scheduled hanging. During that time, the pirate lost his nerve and attempted to solicit pity from anyone who would listen.