Greater Treasures May Await At Pirate Ship Wreck Site

BOSTON (September 7, 2013)--A recent dive at the site of the only authenticated pirate ship wreck in U.S. waters produced results that may point to the possible location of even greater treasures.

Already 200,000 artifacts, from gold to guns, have been documented from the site of the Whydah, which sank in 1717 during a ferocious storm off Cape Cod.

Undersea explorer Barry Clifford located the wreck site in 1984, but only recently learned that 400,000 coins were stolen from two boats the Whydah raided in the weeks before it sank.

During the final dive on Sept. 1 at the end of a three-day trip, an area heavy with metal was found, including what appears to be coins, some stacked.

Clifford plans to return to the site as soon as weather permits.


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