» The Loss of the Bounty

We all love notebooks and paper, but we have other interests besides them, or where they intersect. My outside loves are the sea, history and maritime lore. I am a board member and volunteer for the East End Seaport Museum in Greenport, NY. In the coming year I will be working on a project transcribing a whaling captain’s diary who sailed out of Greenport in the 1840s.

This past Memorial Day Weekend the museum was a sponsor of a Tall Ships Weekend in the Village of Greenport.  One of the six tall ships in port was the Bounty. Greenport is the home port for this storied vessel. The captain, Robin Walbridge, 63, was honored at a special reception at Brecknock Hall for all the ships’ captains and crew. The crew was in and out of the museum all weekend.  They were friendly, enthusiatic and helpful. The museum volunteers and visitors from all over got to meet and talk with them, and go aboard the Bounty for a special visit.

Among the many tragedies and losses of Hurricane Sandy, one of the saddest for me is the loss of the Bounty. She went down 90 miles off Hatteras, NC on Monday. Most of the crew was able to get into lifeboats, but a wave swept the last three into the ocean.  One of the crew was hauled on a lifeboat, but they were unable to locate the last two.  The body of Claudene Christian, 42, a descendant of Fletcher Christian of the mutiny, was later recovered.  The Coast Guard has not yet located Captain Walbridge.

The three-masted Bounty is a replica of the ship on which the famous 1789 mutiny took place off Tahiti. It was built for the 1962 movie, “Mutiny on the Bounty” which starred Marlon Brando. The Bounty was also in a remake of “Treasure Island” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” where it is destroyed by a kraken.

My thoughts and prayers are with them, especially the gallant captain who was the last to leave his ship.

 

 

 

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Posted on October 31st, 2012 by Karen
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God rest their souls. God keep the ship too. She was a beauty.

My son crewed on the HMS Rose, the Bounty’s sister ship, and served with Captain Walbridge. This is a sad loss indeed.

We had a connection to the Bounty as well and very sad loss. The Bounty was moored on the pier at St Petersburg when we first moved to Florida 6 years ago. And my woodturning club made several hundred belaying pins for the ship several years ago.

 

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