This is an authentic history museum, named for the Whydah, a pirate ship that that capsized near Wellfleet in 1717, plunging to the bottom with plunder from dozens of ships.The contents of this flagship represent a unique look into the lives of the pirates and treasures from the 18th century.
The museum has much more archaeological information about shipping from the 18th century era of pirating. You can see real pirate booty and personal object like weapons, jewelry and clothing. X-rays of mysterious objects demonstrate the scientific work that preserves these time capsules of the past. And a museum store has cool stuff – our favorite is the 3D pirate ship puzzle. This is a really fun museum for kids and adults.
But, back to Talk Like a Pirate Day, and here is Here’s some excellent language arts tutelage from Daily Press:
Get your pronouns in order: “ye” instead of “you,” (“How are ye taking this heat?”) and “me” in place of “my” (“Take your hands off me wench!”)
“Ahoy” is a greeting, like “hello” and “Avast” is “stop!” or “hey!” If you say “avast” when you mean “ahoy” you will sound so faux pirate. Some vocabulary words:
Booty – stuff you stole
Cap’n – Abbreviated form of “captain.” A term of respect. Even in the corporate world, bosses secretly love it when they are calle “Cap’n.”
Davy Jones’ Locker – a grave at the bottom of the sea.
Dubloon – It’s a Spanish gold coin, but you can use the word to refer to nickels and dimes and quarters, as in “’This vending machine just ate me dubloons, and I didn’t get me candy!”