Pirates commandeer Grand Rapids Public Museum

Posted at 5:31 AM, Oct 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-23 05:31:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The pirates have taken over the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of the Real Pirates exhibit.

The exhibit follows the history of the 300-year old ship Whyda, a ship that started in the slave trade but some turned into a pirate ship looting more than 50 ships before sinking in a fierce storm off of Cape Cod.

The exhibit displays the bounty of the real-life pirates who sailed on the Whyda and features a replica of the ship’s bell.

The travelling exhibit weighs anchor in Grand Rapids in April.

For more information: Real Pirates: The untold story of the Whyda