"Pirates of the Weweantic Buried Treasure At Wareham Boatyard and Marina, Wareham, MA 02576"
Wareham Boatyard and Marina Is Located on Rose Point, 73 Leonard St, Wareham, MA 02576
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While excavating for a new sewer line, the front-end loader struck a foreign object.
At first they thought it might be a gas line, but there was no gas smell.
After further digging with pick and shovels, three large chests were uncovered and brought to the surface. It took two strong, husky men, Jason and Willy, to lift them out of the seven-foot hole.
Each chest was lined with lead and had preserved the contents for centuries.
It is believed that they came from the notorious pirate ship Whydah that went down off Wellfleet in 1717. But before the Whydah set sail for Wellfleet, it sent a longboat up the Weweantic and buried the treasure on the site of the Wareham Boatyard and Marina.
The captain of the Whydah stopped off in Buzzards Bay before he ran into the Nor'easter that sunk the Whydah. His name was "Black Sam" Bellamy.
The site back in the 18th century was the home of Sally Hallet, the sister of Goody Hallet who is also mentioned as one of the pirate’s girlfriends.
This treasure may explain the fact that not much treasure has been found around the wreck of the Whydah.
Unfortunately, the state has confiscated the treasure under an old law that says all salvage belongs to the state and if it is not claimed in a year, it goes back to the finder.
In the meantime, there are all sorts of marine treasure to be found at Wareham Boatyard and Marina. Drop by any time. We've hoisted the Jolly Roger in Black Sam's memory.
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