The Search for Blackbeard's Cannons

A research team raised another cannon Tuesday from the sunken wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's supposed flagship even as questions linger about the vessel's history.

The team planned to return later in the day to recover a second cannon, one larger than the 6-foot-long, 1,000-pound gun hauled in Tuesday morning about two miles offshore of the North Carolina coast.

The expedition is the first for the researchers since a pair of professors published an article last month questioning whether the wreck is what remains of the Queen Anne's Revenge, a coveted archaeological find.

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