Divers find wreck of legendary pirate treasure ship (w/videos)

from The telegraph

Monday 20 August 2012

Divers find wreck of legendary pirate treasure ship

Divers in Tonga have discovered the wreck of a vessel said to be a historic pirate ship containing a legendary hoard of sunken treasure.

The wreck is thought to be of the Port-au-Prince sunk by local islanders after its pirate crew had filled the ship’s hold with gold and treasures looted from British vessels.

The British ship sailed into Pacific water in search of whales in 1806 after straying from its main mission of ambushing and capturing treasure ships.

But upon finding the Port-au-Prince in Tongan waters, the local king Finau Ulukalala II and his
people seized the ship and massacred most of the crew. . . . Read Complete Report w/ photos

Illustration: Pirate Plank (PUBLIC Domain)

 

 Just for Fun:

from youtube

Wanna Be a Pirate? Get you Pirate Movie Kit!

Armour Star Franks Commercial (1950s)

Published on Jun 8, 2012 by 

“A 1950s commercial for Armour Star Franks encouraging you to host your own “Pirate Party.” Hot diggity dog!” . . . Text poster with video at youtube

The Black Pirate w/ Douglas Fairbanks (Full Movie – Original Silent)

Uploaded by  on Oct 17, 2010

“A father dies at the hands of pirates and his noble son vows to avenge his death. So he infiltrates the pirate gang. He helps capture a ship, but discovers that there is a young woman on board whom he wishes to protect from the threat of rape. Will he sacrifice his identity for the lady?” . . . Text with Video posted to youtube.

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