One of the most fascinating pirate stories is the legend of Samuel Bellamy and his ship the ‘Whydah’. While the wreck of this legendary galley was discovered in 1984, much of its treasure has remained missing. Barry Clifford, the renowned treasure hunter who made the initial discovery of the Whydah wreck, has announced that he has now found a large metallic mass that he believes is a huge treasure hoard that was once aboard the Whydah.
The Whydah Galley was the first authenticated pirate shipwreck discovered in North America. Barry Clifford, who discovered the wreck, has spent the last decades extensively researching historic records relating to the Whydah and investigating the site of the wreck. Has his relentless search finally paid off?
According to ABC.net.eu, Barry Clifford revealed the news that his expedition located a large metallic mass that must be the lost treasure of Samuel Bellamy at the recent opening of the Whydah Pirate Museum on Cape Cod. The museum is a culmination of discoveries by Clifford and many other researchers. Clifford believes the mass is a conglomerate of at least 400,000 coins and other riches.
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