Sunday, August 17, 2008

Whydah Pirate Ship Holds 'Tons' of Treasure

300-Year-Old Booty From More Than 50 Plundered Ships

More than 300 years ago, the pirate ship known as Whydah was the stuff of adventure stories -- a plundering terror on the high seas.

Take an underwater voyage to find the world's only authentic pirate ship.The pirates of this mighty ship were thought to have robbed at least 50 other ships during their ship's reign over the Atlantic, and the Whydah finally took its rest when it sank in a storm off Cape Cod in 1717, dragging its hefty treasure trove to the depths to be hidden from humanity for centuries.

There it rested undisturbed near Wreck Hill, a watery graveyard for thousands of ships, until . . .

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