Cannon from Blackbeard's Ship Recovered

MAY 25, 2005 -- The Coast Guard wasn't around when the fierce pirate Blackbeard brought his own brand of misery to the Carolina coast.

Tuesday, student divers helped pull up what appears to be one of Blackbeard's cannons from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean near Atlantic Beach.

The cannon is believed to be from Blackbeard's pirate flagship The Queen Anne's Revenge.

Student divers from Cape Fear Community College helped pull the cannon to the surface.

Reported by Jim Hanchett