La Concorde and Queen Anne’s Revenge: A Global Voyage Continues, 1717 to 2037

Author(s): Sarah Watkins-Kenney

Year: 2018


March 1717, a slave ship, La Concorde, departs Nantes, France, for the New World via Africa.  November 1717, its voyage ends off Martinique, when pirates capture it. As a pirate ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, its voyage continues through the Caribbean, via Charleston, South Carolina, to Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, where it runs aground in June 1718, and is discovered November 1996. Since then, much of the historical and archaeological research, and stories told, for state shipwreck site (31CR314), have focused on its identity and voyage as Queen Anne’s Revenge and on its captain – Blackbeard. Painstaking investigation, documentation and conservation of artifacts recovered from the shipwreck are, however, revealing hitherto more hidden evidence for its voyages as La Concorde.  This paper proposes a research framework to continue this ship’s "Global Voyage", at least through 2037, extending our understanding of North Carolina’s history beyond its shores, and back to Africa and Europe.

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La Concorde and Queen Anne’s Revenge: A Global Voyage Continues, 1717 to 2037. Sarah Watkins-Kenney. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441240)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 329