Sandy’s Antipodean Connection
HMS Bounty, a replica of Breadfruit Bligh’s ship was abandoned powerless and sinking off the Carolina coast early today. The ship had been in Chestertown, Maryland over the weekend for our annual Downrigging Weekend, cut short this year by Sandy. The crew were heading South to Florida and probably thought themselves fairly safe as Sandy was already well North of their course. The ship was built for the Brando film “Mutiny on the Bounty” but has appeared in several of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films.
Story is here:
Here’s a shot of the Bounty in better days passing by the head of the creek that I took this July just after the 1812 celebrations in Baltimore.
She was a fine and happy ship, unlike the original, and the crew always welcoming and pleasant, I wish them all safe.