Conservators restoring an anchor recovered from the pirate ship Whydah recently found a small brass nameplate bonded to it.

Originally, restorers thought it might be the nameplate from a pistol. But once it had been cleaned, diver and conservator Chris Macort thinks the full inscription, “Whydah Gally 1713,” indicates it is likely from an earlier vessel that bore the same name.

To read more:



Share this Article On Facebook Twitter More...

Follow BoatingLocal:

Like BoatingLocal on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Receive our Daily RSS Feed.

Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Each month our emailed newsletter keeps you up to speed on the top news items, videos, destinations, reviews and fishing articles on BoatingLocal, so you won’t miss a beat. It’s convenient, it’s free, and you can opt out at any time!