The Whydah : a Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found. (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The Whydah : a Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found.

Author: Martin W Sandler
Publisher: Candlewick Pr 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it. Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin W Sandler
ISBN: 9780763680336 0763680338
OCLC Number: 990355902
Awards: Commended for Yalsa Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction for Young Adults 2018
Description: 176 pages

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The 1650s to the 1730s marked the golden age of piracy, when fearsome pirates like Blackbeard ruled the waves, seeking not only treasure but also large and fast ships to carry it. The Whydah was just such a ship, built to ply the Triangular Trade route, which it did until one of the greediest pirates of all, Black Sam Bellamy, commandeered it. Filling the ship to capacity with treasure, Bellamy hoped to retire with his bounty? But in 1717 the ship sank in a storm off Cape Cod. For more than two hundred years, the wreck of the Whydah (and the riches that went down with it) eluded treasure seekers, until the ship was finally found in 1984 by marine archaeologists. The artifacts brought up from the ocean floor are priceless, both in value and in the picture they reveal of life in that much-mythologized era, changing much of what we know about pirates.

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A Well Resarched Tale of Adventure

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2017-12-11) Excellent Permalink

The Whydah and its crew were stuff of legends. The ship itself sank more than 300 years ago with a cargo hold full of gold and an even greater trove of priceless archaeological artifacts in the merciless waters off of Eastham in Cape Cod.

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