Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Cap'n Mavericks school of piracy part 2

Harrrrrrr Mateys

This be part 2 of the Whydah Galley Harrrrrrrrr.

The Whydah Gally sunk in a storm April 26 1717 a half mile off of Cape Cod Harrrrrr. The Whydah Gally was originally a slave ship from London Harrrr. It was filled with cloth liqur hand tools and other small goods to be traded for 700 slaves Harrrrr. After it made its way to trade the slaves it came back to England with gold and other booty Harrrr. Then on the Whydah's second voyage it was perused by two pirates vessels Harrr.the Whydah had gold silver indigo sugar and other goods abord at the time. Cap'n Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy on his ships the Sultana and Mary Anne seized a dozen men form the Whydah and let rest of the vanquished crew take the Sultana Harrrrr. He claimed the Whydah as his flag ship Harrrrr. In April of 1717the pirates where robbing other vessels Harrrrrr. They where on there way to Richmond Island off of the coast of Main But they diverted to Cape Cod where legend has it Black Sam's mistress lived Harrrr. A huge storm came in with wind gust of 70 miles Harrrr. It trapped the Whydah in the surf and it cashed in to a sandbar then sunk Harrrr. There be 146 crew men and only two survived the storm Harrrrrr. England demanded salvage from the wreckage the capes locals handed back some wooden beams, guns and some gem studded rings form the dead fingers of crew men Harrrr how terrible is that Harrrrr. One of the sole survivors made a map of the wreckage and Barry Clifford used it searched for a couple of years and found the ship In 1998 Harrrrrr.

This be a picture of Barry Clifford and the bell of the Whydah Harrrrr.

picture found on Harrrr. The Whydah pirate ship is part of a traveling exhibit Harrrrr. The Exhibit is supposed to come to St. Louis in 2010 Harrrrr Yer Cap'n so wants to go Harrrr!!!!!!!!! Yer Cap'n found a good article about it on this site Harrrr.

I wonder if yer Cap'n wears his costume they will let him in?

Cap'n Maverick the Pirate


The Thundering Herd said...

Captain Maverick should certainly be allowed in (but I would be wary of the costume wearing in public thing).

P.S. - Our word of the day was "nemos" How appropriate.

Jack & Moo said...

This is furry interesting Cap'n! So the Whydah sank not far from where we live now! Harrrr, we'll keep an eye out in case more of her treasure washes up on our shore! They should definitely let woo in wearing yur pirate duds!

woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...


Tank woo fur the lesson....Harrrrrrr!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I think you should for sure go to the exhibit. Wear your pirate hat and then say, "Arrgh, woo!"


Anonymous said...

Hi Cap'n Maverick, sir! The first pirate ship ever discovered in North America? That's so cool! It would be great to get to go to the exhibit!

See ya!