Pirates Arrive in Idaho!
May 8 to November 28, 2015, Idaho Falls
With more than 200 authentic artifacts on display plus films and immersive media created by Blue Bear Films, visitors experience pirate life in the 18th century aboard the Whydah. This slave ship turned pirate ship is the first fully-authenticated pirate shipwreck ever discovered in U.S. waters. One of the most technologically advanced vessels of her day, the Whydah was captured by legendary pirate Sam Bellamy and his crew in the early 1700s. It quickly became the flagship of Bellamy’s flotilla, leading raids throughout Caribbean waters and up the Atlantic coastline. On April 26, 1717, a fierce storm plummeted the Whydah, most of her crew, and the bounty from more than 50 captured ships, into the depths of Davey Jones’ Locker, where it remained for over 300 years.
For more information, https://museumofidaho.org/buried-treasure-now-found