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On November 24, 1877, the USS Huron ran aground near Nags Head, en route for Havana from New York. Commander George P.

After the weekend, we returned to site with the focus of separating the individual elements that make up the pile. A large anchor, A2, lies atop 8 cannon.

By Kimberly Kenyon, QAR Conservator 

Some of the highlights from the second part of August include the discovery of a previously unknown cannon under a large concretion and the raising and transport of several large concretions. Here’s an overview:

The opening of a field season is always busy, and this year proved to be no exception. In our first two weeks of work, the team focused mostly on setup, laying out gridlines and placing sandbags around the perimeter of new excavation units. We recovered some artifacts, too.

By Kimberly Kenyon, QAR Conservator 

The 2013 Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) fall field season is underway, and has been for several weeks now! We’ve been bad about giving you updates, but that stops now.

Sec. Kluttz and Deputy Sec. Kevin Cherry open the Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer

 

Cultural Resources Sec. Susan Kluttz was one of the first people in almost 300 years to see cannons used on Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, as they were recovered from the seafloor late last week.

Behind-the-scenes at last week's live stream event

 

This piece introduces the Queen Anne's Revenge 12-Step conservation program, by briefly describing processes undertaken in each step of an object’s treatment.