More news about Blackbeard appeared two days ago. According to various reports, five 2,000 to 3,000 pound cannons were recently brought to the surface from the nearly 300 year old submerged wreck of the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's flagship.
The cannons fired 6-pound cannonballs.
More information, with photos, is available on various web sites, including this one:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a brief history of
the Soundfront Inn, one of the oldest structures on the island. You can
read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news102113.htm.