Thursday, July 24, 2008

Port Discover Presents the "Mystery of the Queen Anne's Revenge", Aug 9

For Immediate Release
Contact: LuAnne Pendergraft, 252-335-3844,

Port Discover Presents A Glimpse at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, Saturday, August 9

Elizabeth City, NC — “Exploring the Sea’s Mysteries: A Glimpse at the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project”, is the topic of Port Discover’s Second Saturday Science, August 9. The program will be presented at 9:30 am and 11:00 am.

Shanna McDaniel, Assistant Conservator of the Queen Anne’s Revenge, will share an exploration of the science behind the 18th century shipwreck thought to be Blackbeard’s flagship. Learn what archaeologists and conservators have discovered since the ship was found in 1996.

Second Saturday Science is free, thanks to the program sponsor, Gateway Bank. Reservations are required. Programs are scheduled for 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Second Saturday Science programs are geared toward elementary school aged children and space is limited. Please call 252-338-6117 for registration.

Port Discover is located at 613 East Main Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Port Discover’s hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Programs can be arranged at other times for special groups. For more information call 252-338-6117 or visit

Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance the public’s understanding and enjoyment of science through engaging programs, activities, and exhibits. Elizabeth City State University along with the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce initiated the project that has attracted broad community support, including Elizabeth City Morning Rotary, College of the Albemarle, Albemarle Hospital, Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools. Port Discover is also a member of the NC Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative.

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