Sunday, June 16, 2013
156. The Pirate Prince: Discovering the Pricelss Treasures of the Sunken Ship Whydah by Barry Clifford
Written with Peter Turchi, this book has two timelines - 1717 when the Whydah Gally sunk off the coast of Wellfleet, Massachusetts and the 1980s when Barry Clifford and his team find the wreck after years of searching. The financial, legal and ethical battles faced by private salvors also makes for interesting reading. Clifford concludes with, "The real treasure is the story".