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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
H.M.S. Bounty sinks due to Sandy
H.M.S. Bounty...SInks due to Sandy
This is a shame, From what I have heard, the ship was moored at port and
they were trying to get away from the storm, but a square rigger don't
have the speed of a modern ship. At sea she would have had a chance to
survive. If a ship is moored, the chances of damage and destruction is
much more. I always had an affinity for the sailing ships. A thrill I
had was taking my son to the U.S.S. Constitution in Boston harbor.
this July 7, 2010 file photo, the tall ship HMS Bounty sails on Lake
Erie off Cleveland. The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 14 members of the
crew forced to abandon the HMS Bounty caught in Hurricane Sandy off
North Carolina. The Coast Guard is searching for two other crew members.
(AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
This photo provided by the U.S.
Coast Guard shows the HMS Bounty, a 180-foot sailboat, submerged in the
Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast
of Hatteras, N.C., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. The Coast Guard rescued 14 of
the 16 crew members by helicopter. Hours later, rescuers found one of
the missing crew members, but she was unresponsive. They are still
searching for the captain. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd
Class Tim Kuklewski)
The Bounty was built in 1960 for MGM studios' Mutiny on the Bounty with Marlon Brando.
Since then, the new Bounty has starred in several feature-length films and dozens of TV
shows and historical documentaries.
The studios commissioned the ship from the shipwrights of Smith and Ruhland in Lunenburg,
Nova Scotia to commission a new Bounty to be built from scratch. Completely seaworthy and
built just the way it would have been 200 years before, the new Bounty was constructed from
the original ship's drawings still on file in the British admiralty archives.
After filming and a worldwide promotional tour, MGM berthed the ship in St. Petersburg as
a permanent tourist attraction - where she stayed until the mid-1980s. In 1986 Ted Turner
acquired the MGM film library and the Bounty with it. He used it to promote his enterprises,
and filmed Treasure Island with Charlton Heston in 1989.
In 1993, Turner donated the ship to the Fall River Chamber Foundation, which established the
Tall Ship Bounty Foundation to operate the ship as an educational venture.
In February of 2001 H.M.S. Bounty was purchased from the Foundation by
HMS Bounty Organization LLC. She was in dyer need for repairs at the
was decided to take her to Boothbay Harbor Maine "Samples Shipyard"
Later to be known as Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. When we were ready for
the final refit
it was only fitting to bring her "home." where Bounty was "on the rails"
once again preparing for "A Round The World Voyage" - her first stop
be the United Kingdom.
The HMS Bounty Organization LLC is dedicated to keeping the ship sailing and using her as a
vehicle for teaching the nearly lost arts of square rigged sailing and seamanship.
The Organization operates a variety of programs on board including sail training programs for
the general public, group leadership and teamwork training, a Sail Away Summer Camp program,
and dockside educational programs for elementary and secondary school children.