"The Search for Blackbeards Queen Annes Revenge"
Guest: David Moore
Thursday, February 25, 1999
Students Session 1: Transcript
Students Session 2: Transcript
Join nautical archaeologist David Moore as he brings to life Edward Teach (or Blackbeard), perhaps the most notorious privateer in history. Moore has been studying the man, the myth, and the shipwreck since 1982. A wreck diver, hes ready to share his first-hand knowledge of the recent discovery of the ship thought to be Blackbeards Queen Annes Revenge.
Questions for students and teachers to consider:
Internet and Text Treasures
Black Beard's Treasure Video
Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge
The educational site for information concerning the shipwreck believed to be Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge containing lesson plans tied to the NC Standard Course of Study.
Book - Robert E. Lee's Blackbeard the Pirate: A Re-appraisal of History
David Moore has been involved in maritime history and shipwreck research for over nineteen years, including stints as an underwater archaeologist for the states of North Carolina and Florida. He has conducted field research on over 100 shipwrecks dating from the 16th to 19th centuries. An alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a B.A. in Environmental Marine Science (May 1980), Moore traveled to Florida in 1983 as an archaeological consultant soon after completing course work for a Master's degree in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology at East Carolina University. His work in Florida included the structural investigation of the 17th century Spanish galleons Nuestra Senora de Atocha, Santa Margarita, and the San Martin. He directed the first deep-water shipwreck excavation utilizing robotic technology.
As Principle Investigator on the Henrietta Marie Project, his efforts led to the completion of a Master's thesis in 1989 on the historical and archaeological investigations of this significant slave ship site which was instrumental in the development of a major traveling exhibition currently touring the country. Born, raised, and educated in North Carolina, Moore returned to his home state in February 1996 when hired by the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort.
He began researching the potential for locating Blackbeards shipwrecks in 1982 and is helping to direct the excavation of what is thought to be the pirates flagship Queen Annes Revenge. His research efforts into the historical background of North Carolinas most infamous pirate are also the focal point of a Ph.D. dissertation through Kings College London.
Blackbeard graphic used by permission - http://www.blackbeardsquarters.com/legend/bbqleg.html
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