The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler
Legend says that on the shores of Cape Cod, a young Englishman fell deeply in love with a beautiful girl named Maria Hallett. They would not have long together, however. The Englishman would eventually leave her and go on to become one of the most fearsome pirates of his day. Black Sam Bellamy became captain to the Whydah, a ship designed to hold vast quantities of cargo, both material and human. The Whydah served as Bellamy's flagship until a stormy night in 1717 when it was ran aground and sank, killing most of the crew. In his short nonfiction novel, Sandler explores the Whydah's background, its destruction and the aftermath, as well as the search for the Whydah's remains and artifacts.