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Real Pirates Salem – The Wreck of the Whydah Museum

On Thursday, July 11 at 1:00 pm at the Senior Center, join Carolyn Shapiro of Real Pirates Salem for this fascinating talk about the museum and the historical elements it features. Real Pirates Salem is a new and very unique museum in historic downtown Salem, MA. As seen recently on History Channel’s Beyond Oak Island, Channel 5’s Chronicle and NECN, this museum is one of the highest ranked attractions in the area. It showcases the world’s only fully authenticated pirate shipwreck treasure from the Whydah Gally, which sank off of the coast of Cape Cod in 1717. In particular, it addresses fascinating topics related to the history of slavery and the oppression of the 1700s. It covers the trials and tribulations of pirate Captain Black Sam Bellamy (as reported by Forbes, the highest earning pirate of all time) and his beloved Maria Hallett, otherwise known as the “Witch of Wellfleet.” Additionally, an entire portion of the discussion is on the science behind the underwater recovery efforts of the Whydah’s artifacts by famed explorer Barry Clifford – all right in our own back yard. This program is generously co-sponsored by Hattie’s Caring Hands Home Care.

Please register at 617-730-2770.


Jul 11 2024


1:00 am