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17th Pirates' meeting place discovered off the coast of Ireland
Pirates ahoy! 17th century smuggling complex discovered on Irish coast - and there could be TREASURE nearby. Historians believe 17th century pirates could have used secret spots in southern Ireland to unload loot. Two sites were discovered, one of which is located at a place known today as ‘Dutchman’s Cove,’ east of Baltimore in county Cork
Prior to Kidd returning to New York City, he learned that he was a wanted pirate, and that several English men-of-war were searching for him. Realizing that the "Adventure Prize" was a marked vessel, he cached it in the Caribbean Sea and continued toward New York aboard a sloop. He deposited some of his treasure on Gardiners Island, hoping to use his knowledge of its location as a bargaining tool.
Shipwreck salvagers have recovered a gold chalice while searching for the wreckage of a Spanish galleon off the Florida Keys. The ornate two-handled chalice stands on a gold base and is adorned with etched scrollwork on the upper portion. It was located by Blue Water Ventures diver Michael DeMar beneath about a foot of sand in 18 feet of water approximately 30 miles west of Key West. The wreck was from a Spanish fleet that sank during a Sept. 6, 1622, hurricane.
10 famous pirates
Howell Davis English pirate Howell Davis roamed the Caribbean as well, but not for long. His pirate career lasted a mere 11 months. While many pirates would rely on guns and ammo to get their work done, Davis became infamous by tricking and bribing his enemies. Davis' sinister ways caught up to him though, as he was ambushed and killed in June 1719.