Pirates of the Whydah
By Donovan Webster
Photographs by Bill Curtsinger and Brian Skerry
Survivors swore the Whydah was packed with plunder when a noreaster swamped her off Cape Cod in 1717. Now salvagers searching for the loot have hit archaeological gold: artifacts offering a treasure trove of insights into the lives of pirates.
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