The Denver Museum of Nature & Science displays artifacts from a sunken 18th-century pirate ship in "Real Pirates," which shows from March 4 - August 21, 2011.
A model of the Whydah Gally, a three-masted ship built in London in 1715 as a slave ship.
Photo © Kenneth Garrett/National Geographic
The Whydah Gally set sail as a slave ship after being built in England in 1715. The vessel made one journey transporting African slaves before pirates commandeered the Whydah in 1717 near the Bahamas. The three-masted ship sunk during a nor'easter on April 26, 1717.