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The Whydah

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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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Publisher: Candlewick Press
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Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 14, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780763693732
  • File size: 18472 KB
  • Release date: March 14, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780763693732
  • File size: 18472 KB
  • Release date: March 14, 2017

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ATOS Level:8.3
Lexile® Measure:1270
Interest Level:6-12(MG+)
Text Difficulty:7

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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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Candlewick Press

    Awards:

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 14, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780763693732
    File size: 18472 KB
    Release date: March 14, 2017

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9780763693732
    File size: 18472 KB
    Release date: March 14, 2017

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook
  • Languages
    English
  • Levels
    ATOS Level: 8.3
    Lexile® Measure: 1270
    Interest Level: 6-12(MG+)
    Text Difficulty: 7
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