Kidd's Ship Found Off Dominican Island

A U.S. underwater archaeology team announced Thursday it has likely discovered the shattered remnants of a ship once captained by the notorious buccaneer William Kidd off a tiny Dominican Republic island.
The barnacled cannons and anchors found stacked beneath just 10 feet of crystalline coastal waters off Catalina Island are believed to be the wreckage of the Quedagh Merchant, a ship abandoned by the Scottish privateer in 1699, Indiana University researchers say.
”When I first looked down and saw it, I couldn’t believe everybody missed it for 300 years,” said Charles Beeker, a scuba-diving archaeologist who teaches at Indiana University. ”I’ve been on thousands of wrecks and this is one of the first where it’s been untouched by looters.”

Kidd’s Ship Found Off Dominican Island