NC Officials plan to raise presumed Blackbeard cannon

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State underwater archaeologists plan to raise a cannon Monday from a sunken ship that could have belonged the pirate Blackbeard.

They plan to raise the roughly 8-foot-long cannon weighing about 2,500 pounds as part of an ongoing excavation project at the presumed site of Queen Anne's Revenge.

The cannon would be on display Wednesday for the public at the N.C. Maritime Museum expansion site at Gallants Channel in Beaufort.

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