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Offline RedVise

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Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:32:30 PM »
Dont want to put this in the Hurricane thread, but I am sorry to see the old girl lost. I saw the movie when I was 6ish at the drive in. And it was moored in St Petersburg, Fl for years, piece of my youth, kinda. And was heading back here right around my birthday.
Sad story, looks like the captain and one of the crew were lost too.


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Re: Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 09:44:38 PM »
Quite a loss. Guess they didn't leave soon enough.
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Re: Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 08:05:10 AM »
She was built in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

They knew days in advance that Sandy was coming; there's simply no excuse for having lost that ship.

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Re: Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 03:05:36 PM »
First of all I'm sorry to hear about the loss of life. Lives are more important than a boat/ship/prop/advertising vessel.

Second, What the frick were they thinking? That was a really cool ship.

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Re: Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 03:37:57 PM »
why?????

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Re: Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 05:24:37 PM »

It is hard to know exactly why the ship sailed so late, were they procrastinating? Were they thinking they could weather it out in port until suddenly realizing it wasn't feasable? Were they engaging in wishfull thinking, guessing the storm would veer off?
Or did some unavoidable technical issue just prevent departure until it was too late....

There is no question it would have been better if they had left a few days earlier, but why that did not happen we don't know...
(I am giving the late captain the benefit if the doubt here, that he wasn't fool enough to think taking a replica of a 300 year old wood ship directly into a hurricane was a good idea)

It is most sad that 2 people lost their lives, and it is sad we lost a great tool for teaching history :(
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Re: Sailing Ship Bounty lost to the storm.
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 05:39:54 PM »
Photo taken by Coast Guard.