Blackbeard's Booty: Pirate ship yields medical supplies

January 28, 2015 4:52 PM

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Blackbeard's Booty: Pirate ship yields medical supplies

File photo - A one-ton cannon which was recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge shipwreck site, is pulled from the water near Beaufort, North Carolina, Oct. 26, 2011. (REUTERS/Karen Browning/N.C. Department of Cultural Resources)

Archaeologists are excavating the vessel that served as the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard, and the medical equipment they have recovered from the shipwreck suggests the notorious buccaneer had to toil to keep his crew healthy.

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