Clifford unveils new treasure, tales from Whydah wreck


From Banner Online

There are 102 pirates buried somewhere in Eastham.

The audience at the Salt Pond Visitor Center on Wednesday had that astonishing fact and more to ponder when underwater explorer Barry Clifford gave a talk about the history and discovery of the pirate ship Whydah.

Clifford regaled the crowd of tour guides with stories of how he first heard of the pirate Black Sam Bellamy, how he came to unearth Bellamy’s lost vessel from the sandy sea bottom off Marconi Beach in 1984 and the many revelations that have accompanied his crew’s retrieval of the rare artifacts buried with the wreck.

The tour guides had come to learn more about the Whydah Museum on MacMillan Pier.


Barry Clifford Whydah Eastham Salt Pond Visitor Center pirate Black Sam Bellamy