TITLE

Pirates of the Whydah

AUTHOR(S)
Webster, Donovan
PUB. DATE
May 1999
SOURCE
National Geographic;May99, Vol. 195 Issue 5, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses artifacts found at the salvage site of the Whydah, which sank in April 1717 off the coast of Cape Cod, offering a trove of insights into the lives of pirates. Artifacts found such as gold doubloons, flint-lock pistol and jewelry; Details about the ship's voyage before it sank; How Samuel `Black Sam' Bellamy overpowered the crew of the pirate ship; Comments from professional treasure hunter Barry Clifford; Photographs by Bill Curtsinger and Brian Skerry.
ACCESSION #
1762864

 

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