The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

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The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found
Written by Martin W. Sandler
Format: Hardback
ISBN-10: 0763680338
ISBN-13: 9780763680336
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The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found

author: Martin W. Sandler

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.

The exciting true story of the captaincy, wreck, and discovery of the Whydah the only pirate ship ever found and the incredible mysteries it revealed.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
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isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763680338 /  9780763680336
on sale date:
03/2017
type/format:
Non-Fiction / Hardback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
176 / 7 1/8" x 9"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Adventure & Adventurers; Social Science; Transportation; Pirates; History;
author’s comments:
Martin W. Sandler has written more than seventy books for children and adults, including Iron Rails, Iron Men, and the Race to Link the Nation: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad and The Impossible Rescue: The True Story of an Amazing Arctic Adventure. Martin W. Sandler lives with his wife on Cape Cod.
 
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