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Nameplate hints at more loot at Whydah site

After discovering a small brass nameplate, the team that found an unparalleled bounty of pirate riches submerged off Cape Cod with the ship ­Whydah three decades ago ­believes that more treasure may be found.

In 1984, Barry Clifford and his diving team discovered the three-masted ship, which had been captured by the infamous pirate captain Sam Bellamy, off the coast of Wellfleet. The latest discovery is a nameplate bearing the words “Whydah Gally 1713,” which Clifford ­believes may have been attached to the top of a treasure chest.

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