Almost everyone has heard about the notorious adventures of 17th-century privateer Captain William Kidd, who captured the Quedagh Merchant ship loaded with silks, gold, silver and other treasures from the East Indies. After learning that he was a wanted man, Kidd abandoned the ship and its location followed Kidd to the grave when he was executed.
Resting in the crystal-clear Caribbean for more than 300 years, the Quedagh Merchant was recently discovered just off the coast of Catalina Island in the Dominican Republic. Join a team of underwater archaeologists as they uncover this significant wreck. Using the data collected and vivid computer-generated imagery, National Geographic has re-created the ship in all its glory, pitting the historical record against the actual archaeological evidence.