Pirate ship treasure to be displayed at Union Station

Posted: March 22, 2013

By: Matt Campbell [The Kansas City Star]

The grim yet compelling visage of the Jolly Roger will wave over Union Station, at least in spirit.

The booty of a real-life pirate ship — including precious coins that you can touch — will be the station’s next traveling exhibit and main summer attraction, officials announced Thursday.


“Real Pirates” displays the salvaged remains of the Whydah (pronounced WEE-dah), a fearsome galley that ruled the Caribbean and Atlantic coast before she was vanquished in a storm off Cape Cod nearly 300 years ago.

“Everybody has a fascination with sunken treasure,” said Union Station CEO George Guastello. “Pirates transcend generations and captivate the imagination. Look at the movies. People love it.”

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