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The circumstance of Queen Anne Revenge’s sinking led to a successful preservation of many of its on board items. Among those brought to the surface were dishware, which are helping answer questions about the cooking, storage, and procuring methods for pirates’ food and drink.
Among the Queen Anne’s Revenge retrievable items was a page’s fragments. Examination concluded the page fragments came from Edward Cooke’s A Voyage to the South Sea. As for why it was in a cannon on Blackbeard’s flagship, the author speculates the crew was making cannon wadding or a statement about Captain Woodes Rogers, a well-known pirate hunter.
An account of the seven steps involved in the conservation of items from Blackbeard’s flagship includes information for people interested in becoming conservators.