Pirate Lovers: Head to Beaufort This Weekend


Headed to the Beaufort Pirate Invasion this weekend? Be sure and meet some of the staff from the Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR) project team! Project director Billy Rae Morris and chief conservator Sarah Watkins-Kenney will be on-hand Saturday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to:

  • Explain the conservation process for the cannon and other artifacts found at the shipwreck site of Blackbeard’s flagship, the QAR
  • Answer questions and discuss the project with visitors
  • Show off a cannon recovered from the QAR site that is currently in the process of conservation

The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort will also be presenting three programs as part of the weekend’s festivities:

  • An Evening with Pyrates,” Thursday evening, which will feature a tour of the QAR exhibit, a lecture and live entertainment
  • A lecture on the differences between piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries and piracy today, on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.
  • Family activities related to pirates all day Saturday. Kids will be able to get their own pirate tattoos, take part in a scavenger hunt to identify the rapscallions around town hear a few sea stories of life on the high seas among many other activities.

Visitors can also browse the museum’s extensive collection of artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, throughout the weekend.

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