Bones Discovered off Cape Cod Could Belong to Famous Pirate

Bangor Daily News: Researchers are examining whether human bones found in a Cape Cod shipwreck are those of the infamous pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy.

The Whydah Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, says Wednesday [Feb. 8] that archaeologists uncovered the remains in the wreck last year, near what they believe to be Bellamy’s pistol.

They’ve enlisted forensic scientists from the University of New Haven in Connecticut to compare DNA from the bones to a DNA sample given by one of Bellamy’s living descendants in the United Kingdom.

 

Read more about the bones that were discovered off Cape Cod and the effort to see if they are the remains of Black Sam Belamy.