Explorer Follows “Yellow Brick Road” To Pirate Treasure

BREWSTER, Mass. (September 25, 2013)--Undersea explorer Barry Clifford said what he calls "the yellow brick road" that runs along Cape Cod's shifting seafloor likely leads to hundreds of thousands of undiscovered coins from the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah.

The road is literally sprinkled with gold dust, he said.

The "yellow brick road" to which Clifford referred is a gold and artifact-strewn path extending between two points of the Whydah wreck.

Clifford thinks the coins may have been dumped along that path as the Whydah broke up.

Clifford and his team recently took the season's final trip to the Whydah, the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters, and uncovered evidence that suggests he may be right.

But as summer weather ends, he won't be able to get back to the Whydah until spring.


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