The Pirate Prince: Discovering the Priceless Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah: An Adventure

Barry Clifford s The Pirate Prince is the first person account of a modern day treasure hunter s quest to raise the legendary pirate ship Whydah, originally commissioned as a merchant slaver sunk off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, during a raging northeaster on April 26, 1717 The shipwreck soon became a part of Cape Cod lore, as generations of would be treasureBarry Clifford s The Pirate Prince is the first person account of a modern day treasure hunter s quest to raise the legendary pirate ship Whydah, originally commissioned as a merchant slaver sunk off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, during a raging northeaster on April 26, 1717 The shipwreck soon became a part of Cape Cod lore, as generations of would be treasure seekers dreamed of finding gold, silver, ivory, and jewels Barry Clifford did than dream Armed with a decade of historical and marine archaeological research, Clifford dove into the icy cape waters and one day came up with a gold doubloon in his hand Like the colonial governor s cartographer and salvor, Cyprian Southack, Clifford knew the riches with the guns will lie buried in the sand The priceless treasure was still there With a raffish crew and 6 million from Wall Street investors, Clifford began an extraordinary adventure of discovery that so far has yielded than 100,000 artifacts, including gold and silver coins, jewelry, cannons, and personal effects of the pirates even a human legbone, silk stocking, and shoe that illuminate pirate life and culture as never before Interwoven with his own exploits, Clifford pieces together and reveals the swashbuckling tale of the Whydak s pirate adventures along the North American coast, and of its notorious pirate captain, Samuel Black Sam Bellamy The richness of the treasure and its story has led to the creation of the Whydah Museum project, a cutting edge interactive museum, now in development Filled with hair raising excitement, treasure, history, high tech salvage techniques, archaeological innovations, and a deckful of colorful characters past and present , The Pirate Prince is a fast paced and thrillingly cinematic read, sure to captivate those who love action on the water much in the great tradition of Robert Louis Stevenson s Theatre Island and Joseph Conrad s Sea Wolf.
The Pirate Prince Discovering the Priceless Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah An Adventure Barry Clifford s The Pirate Prince is the first person account of a modern day treasure hunter s quest to raise the legendary pirate ship Whydah originally commissioned as a merchant slaver sunk off

  • Title: The Pirate Prince: Discovering the Priceless Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah: An Adventure
  • Author: Barry Clifford Peter Turchi
  • ISBN: 9780671768249
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Informative behind the scenes info as the treasure of the Whydah is about to be on display in my area. Would have been better off not knowing so much about Barry Clifford's personal life.

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