World's only real pirate treasure dug up and coming to Galveston
POSTED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:44am
The Whydah sank in 1717 carrying hundreds of thousands of gold coins
Galveston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the most valuable haul of pirate treasure ever found is heading to Galveston for an exhibit showcasing dozens of cannons, coins and muskets.
The ship, the Whydah, sank off Cape Cod in 1717 under the command of notorious pirate Black Sam Bellamy. It was carrying tens of thousands of gold coins earned from selling slaves in the Carribean.