William Kidd

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Scottish sea captain who was hired to protect British shipping in the Indian Ocean and then was accused of piracy and hanged (1645-1701)

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An old Connecticut legend holds that pirate Captain William Kidd and his men buried two chests of gold somewhere in the river town of Haddam.
Resting in less than 10ft of Caribbean seawater, the wreckage of Quedagh Merchant, the ship abandoned by the scandalous 17th century pirate Captain William Kidd as he raced to New York in an ill-fated attempt to clear his name, has escaped discovery -- until now.
Viva Wyndham Resorts on June 8 said it is sponsoring the Living Museum in the Sea, an underwater historic site featuring the shipwreck, Quedagh Merchant, abandoned by the 17th century pirate Captain William Kidd, located in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic.
A swashbuckling 21st century mystery linked to the legend of notorious pirate Captain William Kidd is making waves in the Black Country - more than 300 years after his death.
DIVERS claim they have recovered treasure plundered by notorious British pirate Captain William Kidd.