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New dive planned for Blackbeard artifacts in NC

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WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- Researchers and divers will soon be
looking for pirate treasure off the North Carolina coast.

The treasure in this case is historical knowledge, in the form
of artifacts salvaged from a shipwreck believed to be the pirate
Blackbeard's flagship.

A news conference to discuss the expedition is scheduled for
Wednesday at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

The plan is for divers to work from May 23 to June 3 at the site
of the wrecked Queen Anne's Revenge, which is near Beaufort. The
ship ran aground in 1718.

Researchers aren't sure what they'll be able to salvage, but
they'll be looking for large artifacts, including the ship's
anchor.

Previous expeditions at the site have turned up a window pane,
brass weights and a brass buckle.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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