The Wreck of the Whydah

In the evening of April 26, 1717, Captain Sam Bellamy's ship Whdyah went down with all hands on board off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The wreck of the former slave ship turned pirate ship has spawned legend after legend of its Captain and onboard treasure.

In this video, Cape Cod National Seashore Park Ranger Jenna Sammartino braves the weather on the 300th anniversary of the sinking to share the true treasure of the Whydah - its story.

In this video, Ranger Jenna stands in front of a dune on a cloudy windy day, a brown fence blowing in the wind behind her, in her National Park Service uniform holding a clipboard.

Cape Cod National Seashore

Last updated: May 24, 2017