The Whydah, which sunk in 1717, is the only pirate ship that's ever been found. A former slave ship, it was the flagship of the infamous “Black Sam” Bellamy. Discovered by Barry Clifford in 1984, its treasures are still being recovered. More than 200K artifacts (cannons, coins, gold jewelry, & the ship’s bell) have been brought to the surface.
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