In 2011 I went to the “Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah” Traveling Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. I fenced competitively for 20 years, so this sort of exhibit was right up my alley.
In April 26, 1717, the Whydah was caught in a violent storm and wrecked. Whydah and her treasure eluded discovery for over 260 years until 1984… Whydah is the only fully authenticated Golden Age pirate shipwreck ever discovered. *
The exhibit had more than just artifacts and also introduced me to the intriguing culture and operational practices of pirates – which were quite evolved in regards to logistics and management. This led me to discover some insights about Pirate Compensation Model. Click here to view the full and interactive mindmap I made on this exhibit.
Oh, and if you are ever on Cape Cod you can see this exhibit at the Whydah Pirate Museum.