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Cape Pirate Captain’s Remains Found?

If so, it means Captain Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy went down with his ship. The Whydah sank in 1717 of the coast of Wellfleet on the Outer Cape; the remains of the ship were discovered in 1984, along with much of its cargo, and a museum dedicated to the pirate ship is in West Yarmouth; researchers are testing the DNA of a descendant of the pirate captain to see if it matches a femur they found inside a large solid mass pulled from the wreck, according to The Cape Cod Times.



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