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  • Pirate legend’s £200m treasure trove to be recovered live on TV

    05/22/2007 12:04:55 PM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies · 1,283+ views
    Times (UK) Online ^ | 5-19-07 | Helen Nugent
    A hoard of pirate’s treasure worth £200 million at today’s prices is to be raised from the seabed. The notorious pirate ship the Whydah, which was captained by Devon-born “Black Sam” Bellamy, sank in heavy storms in the Atlantic off the coast of Massachusetts in April 1717. When the ship went down she was laden heavily with ingots of gold, valuable gem-stones and dozens of tusks of precious ivory. The booty was so vast that each member of the 180-man crew was entitled to 50lb (23kg) of the haul by weight......
  • Remains are identified as a boy pirate

    06/03/2006 12:25:26 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 110 replies · 3,449+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2, 2006 | Michael Levenson
    A drawing of the Whyda, the pirate ship that John King is believed to have been sailing on when he died. (Expedition Whydah Sea-Lab & Learning Center) The silk stocking, shoe and fibula believed to be John King's, found in the wreckage off Wellfleet. (Expedition Whydah Sea-Lab & Learning Center) He was a boy, no more than 11, when pirates captured the ship he and his mother were sailing on in the Caribbean. As he watched the pirates haul off the ship's cargo of sugar and tobacco, John King made a decision: He would leave his mother and join...
  • History's Buccaneers: Bad Guys or Bad Rap?

    06/10/2005 6:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 9,161+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 09, 2005 | Colin Woodard
    MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. - Mark Wilde-Ramsing may be ashore in his office, but his thoughts are often on a patch of water that's displayed on his computer screen via a live feed from a tower-mounted zoom camera. On the surface, the picture is not much to look at: a marker buoy being tossed about by whitecaps on the angry brown waters of North Carolina's Beaufort Inlet. But 30 feet down lie the remains of a 17th-century vessel that experts say once belonged to the notorious pirate Edward Thatch, better known as Blackbeard. Since its discovery in 1996, Shipwreck Site 0003BUI...
  • Madagascar divers find silver believed part of pirate stash [Captain Kidd]

    05/12/2015 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | May 08, 2015 | By Martin Vogl
    Divers in Madagascar have found a silver bar weighing about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) that they believe was part of the treasure of pirate Captain Kidd. The bar was presented to Madagascar's president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, in a ceremony Thursday on the island of Sainte Marie, near the country's northeast coast. The bar was found in a bay off the island, the diving team said. The team was led by Barry Clifford, an American undersea explorer who has been searching for pirate treasure for many decades. Clifford believes there could be more treasure on the bay floor where he found the...
  • Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found in Madagascar

    05/07/2015 7:27:16 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 may 2015 | BBC
    Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate William Kidd. Soldiers on Sainte Marie island have been guarding the 50kg silver bar after divers brought it to shore. Madagascar's president as well as UK and US diplomats received the suspected treasure at a ceremony on the island. Capt Kidd was executed in 1701 for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
  • Researchers Resume Hunt for Artifacts at QAR Shipwreck Site (Blackbeard's Flagship)

    09/26/2010 4:33:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    encToday ^ | September 23, 2010
    As underwater archaeologists dive to recover 300-year-old artifacts from the shipwreck presumed to Blackbeard’s flagship, the effort to keep the public a part of the project are all 21st century. A six-week dive expedition at the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site began this week, and anyone interested in following its progress can do so via the Facebook page Blackbeard’s-Queen Anne’s Revenge. Full information on the project is also available at the website After a day of field preparations, a Wednesday afternoon Facebook post announced the biggest news of the expedition: “Returning to USCG Fort Macon. Still need to get...
  • Pirate bones could be in that box, author says[NC]

    05/15/2009 8:50:49 AM PDT · by BGHater · 11 replies · 904+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | 15 May 2009 | JERRY ALLEGOOD
    State rejects request for DNA test on 18th-century remains from Bath A Raleigh author is attempting to reopen the 274-year-old estate of a Beaufort County man he thinks was once a member of Blackbeard's pirate crew -- and whose bones may be stored in a box in Raleigh. Kevin P. Duffus, a writer and filmmaker, says he needs access to the estate of Edward Salter, a landowner and merchant who died in 1735, to help confirm that the state has Salter's remains. With the backing of some of Salter's descendants, Duffus is seeking to have DNA testing done on bones...
  • CAPTION THIS: 4 Detained Somali Pirates

    04/12/2009 10:40:09 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 63 replies · 3,703+ views
    Al Jazeera (photo) ^ | 13 April 2009 | AmericanInTokyo
    What are these knuckleheads saying? (or thinking?) these days..?
  • 'Evil water' linked to mysterious drownings

    12/18/2008 4:29:15 AM PST · by Joiseydude · 48 replies · 1,722+ views ^ | 17 December 2008 | Matt Kaplan
    It may sound like a superstitious excuse for a poor day's swimming, but it is not uncommon for triathletes to complain that the water is behaving badly - even that it is "evil". Now a study suggests what they are feeling is real. Leo Maas, a fluid dynamicist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, and colleagues found that "dead water" - an obstructive effect encountered by ships at sea - can strike swimmers too. As ships sail over a layer of warm water sitting over saltier, or colder, layers, waves form in the boundary between the two layers....
  • Viking ring is "treasure" and will be valued at British Museum[UK]

    08/04/2008 9:54:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 152+ views
    Bridlington Free Press ^ | 31 July 2008 | Alexa Copeland
    TREASURE dating back to the time of the Vikings has been found in a Bridlington field. The Viking finger ring has a silver content of 98% which, combined with its age, meets the criteria for it to be officially classed as treasure. The ring, found by Paul Rennoldson, has been sent to the British Museum in London where it will be valued. Alan Worth, chairman of the Bridlington Metal Detecting Society, said finding any items dating back to the Viking age was very rare. "The Vikings were around in about 700AD which is an incredibly long time ago," said Mr...
  • Arrr! Be ye warned! [Tuesday, Sept. 19, is "Talk Like a Pirate Day"]

    09/18/2006 9:32:44 AM PDT · by My2Cents · 113 replies · 2,587+ views
    Talk Like a Pirate Day ^ | 9/18/06 | Self
    “Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day” is observed on September 19th. On “Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day,” everyone talks as if they were a pirate. For instance, instead of saying something like this: “The committee has decided to reallocate your time to the filing group. We look forward to the exciting new synergies between these departments.” would say this: “Aye matey, those scalawags in their fine breeches want ye' to move o'er with the scurvy dogs yonder. If ye' don't come back with some fine booty, we be keelhaulin' you next morn!” While not as popular as Christmas or Arbor Day, “Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day” is a...
  • 'Pirate' On Ballot For Student Body President At N.C. State

    04/01/2005 5:55:19 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 68 replies · 4,426+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | March 31, 2005 | Valonda Calloway
    One candidate for student body president at North Carolina State University is rocking the boat. A student is on the ballot, not under a real name, but as The Pirate Captain. He even has a platform or "plank." It includes "expanding the bus lines to haul thar peopled cargo to and fro from ACC bouts at the yonder RBC Center." Also, "holding meetin's open to all yae landlubbers.">snip<"Voting for someone who wants to rid the campus of scurvy dogs is not really an effective way of having student government," sophomore Christopher Sanchez said. The Pirate Captain was able to get...
  • Malaysia stands firm against foreign gunboats in Malacca Strait

    03/17/2005 4:16:24 PM PST · by snowsislander · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    Channel News Asia ^ | March 17, 2005
    KUALA LUMPUR : The security of the Malacca Strait is the responsibility of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore only, Kuala Lumpur said, dashing any plans by Japan to deploy gunboats to help rescue two of its nationals kidnapped by pirates. "We will do whatever we can, but the principle of sovereignty has to be respected," said Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is also defence minister. Japan's coast guards had said they were considering dispatching patrol vessels and aircraft to the area, if Malaysia made such a request, after two Japanese officers and a Filipino crewman were seized from a tugboat...
  • USS Bonhomme Richard Chases Pirates Away from Fishermen (Navy goes after the Jolly Roger Again!)

    02/22/2005 5:36:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 144 replies · 2,940+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 02/22/05
    ABOARD USS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea (NNS) -- After answering a bridge-to-bridge distress call from a Kuwaiti fisherman Feb. 17, multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (BHR) (LHD 6) chased two pirate boats away from a group of fishing dhows in the Persian Gulf. BHR received the call when a fishing boat was seized by a group of pirates in Boston whalers. Bonhomme Richard made best speed in pursuit of the pirates, chasing them away from the group of dhows. According to BHR Commanding Officer Capt. J. Scott Jones, just the presence of the big deck amphibious ship was...
  • Shiver Me Timbers! A New FReeP Home Page

    12/06/2004 3:42:44 PM PST · by Pirate21 · 73 replies · 6,552+ views
    Pirate21 ^ | 12/06/2004 | Pirate21
    Hey, Mr. Robinson, I like the new home page! Pleasing to the eye. Easier to navigate. Aye, matey, ya done good!