The Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Site: A Case Study for Evaluating and Managing Historic Shipwrecks

While discovery and exploration of internationally recognized maritime heritage sites naturally attracts attention, management of these quasi-public, multi-cultural resources is seldom easy. Using economic models developed for public resources as an analytical tool, North Carolina shipwreck 31CR314, believed to be Queen Anne�s Revenge, will be examined and discussed. This heritage site associated with the internationally recognized historic figure, Edward Teach, aka �Blackbeard�, is an important, highly visible, state-held resource, which holds implications for many people. The site has been a challenge for managers charged with allocating its use. The central objective of this paper is to identify key interest groups and the way they value the Queen Anne�s Revenge shipwreck site. Three basic management options for this public resource will be examined through cost-benefit analysis and the affects each have on the various interest groups. In this manner, state archaeologists have begun to develop a means to measure and optimize the allocation of one of North Carolina�s most important cultural resources.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 165-174
  • Monograph Title: Maritime Heritage and Modern Ports

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  • Accession Number: 01001334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2005 2:22PM