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Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship

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The riveting story of the slave ship Whydah,captured by pirates and later sunk in a fierce storm off the coast of Massachusetts, energizes this lavish companion book to a unique exhibition on a five-year U.S. tour. Packed with plunder from more than 50 captured ships, the Whydah was discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford in 1984. Now, for the first time, its trea ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by National Geographic
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Crystal
Feb 14, 2014 Crystal rated it really liked it
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Shelves: history, pirates
This was an interesting read. Anyone who likes to read about history or who would be interested in some real life pirate information should give this one a go. The Whydah was originally a slave ship that was captured by pirates and reworked for their needs. This book tells the story of Captain Bellamy as he goes from simple fortune hunter to full on pirate captain. His many successful adventures include capturing the Whydah. The story goes on to tell what happened to the ship when it hit a perf ...more
Jadewik
Jan 25, 2012 Jadewik rated it it was amazing
The Whydah was a slave ship turned pirate ship that was captained by Sam Bellamy. On April 26, 1717, a nor'easter hit the Whydah causing it to run into a sandbar off the coast of Cape Cod, where it shattered and pieces of the wreck were buried in the shifting sands. Over two hundred fifty years later, Barry Clifford and his team of scientists were able to locate and recover artifacts from the wreck. The artifacts travel around the country in an exhibit called "Real Pirates".

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Ellen
Jun 21, 2014 Ellen rated it liked it
Lots of interesting text and pictures. The editor must have slept through the last two chapters, however, as there were several duplicate sentences.
Nancy
Jul 06, 2012 Nancy rated it liked it
Shelves: museum-training
Cool. This is the companion book to the upcoming exhibit at the museum. Learned lots about pirates and their dangerous, swashbuckling life. Can't wait to learn more and facilitate the exhibit!
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