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Williams helps to save the 'Queen'

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on April 12, 2010 1:46 PM

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Wayne County Museum Director Terry Williams holds a piece of concretion from which she tediously extracted several pieces of munitions while working as a lab technician on the Queen Anne's Revenge restoration project. Ms. Williams is a trained conservator who is helping as lab technician at the Queen Anne's Revenge restoration site.

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Baskets hold concretions, the solid masses of mineral and organic buildup created from years of wreckage lying on the ocean floor. The concretions are resting in a solution especially designed to break down the concretion to reveal artifacts.

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Shanna Davis handles a glass onion-shaped jar likely used to hold wine or rum which was excavated from the ship's wreckage. Davishad to remove concretion and more than 300 years of organic buildup to restore the bottle.

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Wendy Welsh talks about the process of excavating the ship researchers are working to prove is indeed Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge off the coast of Beaufort.

GREENVILLE -- The unimpressive lump of brown and gray material in Wayne County Museum Director Terry Williams' hand looked more like a cracked hunk of badly-poured concrete than a clue to a 300-year-old mystery. It took months to even...

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