Tag Archives: North Carolina

Video Piracy and the Pirate Ship Queen Anne’s Revenge

A video producer who produced video of the excavation of a pirate ship is now suing the State of North Carolina and others for piracy. Nautilus Productions, which served as a videographer for the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck project, is charging … Continue reading

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Enough Rain to Float a Battleship

The recent rain in the Carolinas has been close to unprecedented.  Meteorologists have referred to it as the “1,000-year rainfall.”  Another way to describe it is that it was “enough rain to float a battleship.” In this case, however, that … Continue reading

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Will the Real Gallus Mag, or Meg, Stand Up? No Biting, Please

In New York City, there is a story told about Gallus Mag, the bouncer at the ‘Hole in the Wall‘, a bar and brothel on Water Street on the East River waterfront in the mid-1800s. Standing well over 6’ tall, she … Continue reading

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Update: HMS Bounty Sinks, 14 Crew Rescued, 2 Unaccounted For

The 180′ tall ship HMS Bounty has sunk off the North Carolina coast.  At least 14 of the crew have been rescued.   There is considerable confusion about the remaining 2-3 crew members. The Bounty organization reported that 17 crew, wearing survival … Continue reading

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HMS Bounty Foundering off North Carolina, 17 Member Crew Abandoning Ship

Update: from the Bounty Facebook page 7:10 AM –  At 0430 today the Captain ordered all hands to abandon ship. There are 17 Crew on board and at this moment all crew are accounted for and are in Life rafts.   The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall in North Carolina

Hurricane Irene made landfall on around 8 a.m. this morning, near Cape Lookout, North Carolina.  Below is a video of a pier at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina collapsing in the storm. Hurricane Watch: Where’s Irene?

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Raising the Anchor from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge

Until I saw the video I didn’t grasp just how large this anchor is.  It is believed to be from the pirate Blackbeard‘s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which ran aground in 1718 while trying to enter Old Topsail Inlet in North Carolina, now known … Continue reading

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Basketball on an Aircraft Carrier?

How can you tell when you have too many aircraft carriers? Possibly, when you start using this expensive hardware for sporting venues. On Nov. 11, 2011, the Veteran’s Day Carrier Classic basketball game between North Carolina and Michigan State will … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s Oldest Shipwreck Moved to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum

As a follow-up to a post from early June,  the remains of what is believed to be the wreck of a merchant ship from the mid-1600s are being moved to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum for preservation.  The wreck was uncovered … Continue reading

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Beachcomber stumbles upon historical shipwreck

A beachcomber found the wreck of a ship uncovered by winter gales on  a beach in North Carolina.   Originally though to the an 18th century Royal Navy ship, the wreck has now been identified as dating from the 1600s, making it the … Continue reading

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