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Sippican Woman’s Club to Visit the Whydah Pirate Museum
November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am
“Well, shiver me timbers!” On Friday, November 8the Sippican Woman’s Club will travel to West Yarmouth to experience Cape Cod’s newest interactive science museum featuring authentic artifacts from the pirate ship Whydah Gally. In 1717 a violent nor’easter caused the pirate ship, commanded by Sam Bellamy, to run aground, break apart and sink off Wellfleet, taking with her the plunder of 50 ships. Of the 146 men aboard, only 2 survived, making the Whydah the worst maritime event ever on the shores of the Cape.
The remains of the sunken shipwreck and its treasure was not discovered until 1984 by underwater explorer Barry Clifford. The Whydah remains the only authenticated and positively identified pirate ship ever recovered. The contents of this ship represent a unique look into the lives of the pirates, and an unprecedented cross-cultural sampling of treasures from the world of the 18th century. Lunch at a local restaurant follows.
For details of transportation plans check our website www.sippicanwomansclub.org