The whydah [electronic resource] : a pirate ship feared, wrecked, and found
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The whydah [electronic resource] : a pirate ship feared, wrecked, and found

By Sandler, Martin W.
OverDrive, Inc.

Genre Electronic books.

Audience Youth 0-15 years

ISBN 9780763693732

Bib Id 2502600

Description 1 online resource

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9780763693732 (electronic bk)
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The whydah [electronic resource] : a pirate ship feared, wrecked, and found
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1 online resource
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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. 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.
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Text Difficulty 7
MG+/Upper middle grades (6th-12th)
1270
8.3
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Electronic reproduction. Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2017. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 18038 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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