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Pirate remains found off coast of Massachusetts

Posted at 8:33 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 13:48:49-05

Investigators have found skeletal remains of at least six pirates at a shipwreck site off the coast of Massachusetts.

A team from the Whydah Pirate Museum says they're from a ship that shares the institution's name.

Pirates stole it and wrecked it about 200 years ago.

Underwater explorer Barry Clifford and a group of archaeologists will now study the remains.

Clifford says the team hopes to identify the pirates in the wreck.

They already have DNA from the captain of the Whydah named Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy through a relative in England.