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2011-08-06 05:40:00

Archaeologists say they have discovered a ship wreck at the bottom of the Chagres River in Panama believed to be part of Captain Henry Morgan's lost fleet. The team uncovered 52 by 22 feet of the starboard side of a wooden ship's hull and a series of unopened cargo boxes and chests encrusted in coral. The research team located the shipwreck with the help of a magnetometer survey, an underwater archaeological technique used to locate anomalies in the magnetic field below the surface of the...

2011-07-29 12:56:00

TAMPA, Fla., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The NFL is getting back on track, but after the 132-day long lockout, are the players ready to hit the field? Coastal Orthopedics' Sports Medicine Specialist, Daniel S. Lamar, MD, a team physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be conducting pre-participation physicals and evaluating the players abilities at the Buccaneer Training...

2011-05-27 10:05:18

A 13 ft. long anchor found recently off the coast of North Carolina believed to be from the flagship of infamous pirate Blackbeard is going to be raised for the first time in almost 300 years, reports the Associated Press (AP). The anchor is the second-largest artifact from Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge, which lies off the coast of Beaufort, sinking in 1718, just five months before Blackbeard was killed in a battle at Ocracoke Inlet. The anchor is located atop other items that the...

2011-03-01 14:10:00

Archaeologists said that the cannons recovered from a river in Panama could have belonged to the legendary pirate Henry Morgan. They said that the cannons are being studied and could eventually be displayed. The group of Panamanian and foreign archaeologists said the cannons were found at the mouth of Panama's Chagres river, which is the site where Morgan's flagship "The Satisfaction" wrecked in 1671 while carrying him and his pirate to raid Panama City. The team said the size and shape of...

2011-01-18 08:41:00

BEAUFORT, N.C., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Archaeologists recently discovered what is believed to be the sword of a famous pirate, off the shore of North Carolina's Coast. Captain Edward Teach (1680 - 1718), better known as Blackbeard, was a pirate who plundered the coasts of the West Indies, North Carolina and Virginia. With the upcoming release of Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides, a pirate craze is in full force across the nation and adventure-seekers experience an...

2009-04-27 13:11:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steele Point Estate, the Caribbean's Ultimate destination is pleased to announce its newest villa, Blackbeard's Hideaway is open and available for immediate rental. Blackbeard's Hideaway features fabulous ocean views, cool tradewind breezes, beautifully manicured gardens and lush vegetation all around for optimal seclusion. This two bedroom villa has a superb layout, including a fully equipped kitchen, an open living and dinning...

2009-04-17 14:04:00

World's Leading Authority on Piracy Offers Insight NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The capture and rescue of Maersk Alabama's Captain Richard Phillips and the continued brazen hijacking spree by Somali pirates has riveted the world. For Angus Konstam, one of the world's leading authorities on piracy, the drama was an old tale in new clothing. In his recent book, Piracy: The Complete History (Osprey), Konstam connects the dots between the colorful age of piracy popularized by "Pirates of...

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