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September 09, 2003

Blackbeard

Archaeologists are investigating whether a burned shipwreck off the North Carolina coast is the remains of the last ship captured by the pirate Blackbeard.

The wreck may also be a Confederate lightship. Not that this is obvious from the headline. Perhaps the Associated Press is looking forward to Talk Like a Pirate Day. The Flea is considering strict enforcement of the holiday in all lecture halls.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 9, 2003 05:06 AM