Samuel Bellamy

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Captain Samuel Bellamy, aka 'Black Sam' Bellamy (d. 1717), was a British pirate active during the Golden Age of Piracy (1690-1730). Bellamy’s final ship Whydah was wrecked off Cape Cod in a storm, and the pirate captain drowned along with almost all of his crew. The wreck was rediscovered in 1984, and many artefacts from it have since been rescued which collectively give a fascinating insight into both the plunder and equipment of an 18th-century pirate ship.

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