The Whydah : a pirate ship feared, wrecked, and found
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The Whydah : a pirate ship feared, wrecked, and found

By Sandler, Martin W., author.

Genre History.

Audience Tweens 9-13 years

Published [2019] by Candlewick Press, [Somerville, Massachusetts]

ISBN 9781536206319

Bib Id 2288156

Copyright 2017

Edition First paperback edition.

Description 170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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ISBN
9781536206319 (paperback) $9.00
1536206318
Call #
J 910.45 S
Title
The Whydah : a pirate ship feared, wrecked, and found
Edition
First paperback edition.
Publication Information
[2019] by Candlewick Press, [Somerville, Massachusetts] :
Copyright Date
©2017
Description
170 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-166) and index.
Contents
The slave ship Whydah -- A new pirate king -- Bigger ships, bigger prizes -- The pirate ship Whydah -- The Whydah rules the waves -- The wreck of the Whydah -- The survivors -- The adventures of Cyprian Southack -- Legends -- The search for the Whydah -- Victory at last -- What the artifacts tell us.
Summary
Launched in 1716 to ply the Triangular Trade route, the Whydah was designed to be fast and to hold large amounts of cargo, both material and human. Captain Prince had completed the sale of slaves brought from Africa to the Caribbean and had turned the Whydah toward England laden with riches when his ship was overtaken by one of the most successful pirates of the time. Black Sam Bellamy sought not only fortune but a ship with a large capacity to carry it. He used the Whydah as his flagship and loaded it to the gunnels with loot from vessels plundered along the East Coast of America. But on a stormy night in 1717, the Whydah ran aground on a sandbar off Cape Cod and sank. Cape Codders salvaged what washed ashore. The governor of Massachusetts sent his best man to look for the rest -- but nothing could be found. It wasn't until 1984 that marine archaeologists found the wreck and its treasure of old and priceless artifacts, as well as a wealth of historical evidence that changed much of what we thought about pirates.
Audience
1270L
Awards
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Recommended Book, 2018
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist, 2018
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History.
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