Blackbeard Painting Unveiled

An original oil painting that honors the story of the pirate Blackbeard was unveiled Wednesday at the North Carolina Museum of History.

Artist Jack Saylor looked at artifacts recovered from a
shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that some think is
Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge. He then interpreted
the life and death of Blackbeard for the painting.

The ship found just off Atlantic Beach ran aground in 1718.
About two million people have viewed shipwreck artifacts since
1998, including at a permanent exhibit at the North Carolina
Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

The painting will be on display at the history museum Thursday
and Friday and at the Beaufort museum Saturday and Sunday.