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Life and Death on the Bounty


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#1    QuiteContrary

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 11:45 PM

I wasn't sure where to put this story.

I am not downgrading this horrible tragedy at all, and I hope they find answers to the "Why".

But I would give almost anything to crew on a ship like this, in "rough" seas too. Sans hurricane-like weather. :(

I am surprised at the use of a predominantly novice crew, though.

When my daughter visited the replica of Columbus' Nina and Pinta, she said you could sign up to crew too.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:40 AM

That would be so horrible being on a boat that is about to sink in a hurricane, scary knowing you might die.

I kind of wonder why a captain would choose to sail into a hurricane.

Edited by Hilander, 13 May 2013 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:46 AM

View PostHilander, on 13 May 2013 - 12:40 AM, said:

That would be so horrible being a boat that is about to sink in a hurricane, scary knowing you might die.

I kind of wonder why a captain would choose to sail into a hurricane.

Yes. "The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to issue final reports on their investigation as soon as the end of the year."

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:47 AM

Wow. Thanks for posting this! A great, yet sad read. One of my greatest fears is drowning and I for one could never go on a ship.
Especially after I found out about rogue waves....water scares the check out of me...


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

Large bodies of water scare me too.  It would be so horrible being on a ship that is about to sink.  Thinking about drowning or sharks.  Makes me think about the Titanic.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 13 May 2013 - 12:46 AM, said:

Yes. "The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to issue final reports on their investigation as soon as the end of the year."

I agree with Hilander why would a captain sail into a hurricane like Sandy??

That's just not very bright....


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:52 AM

View PostHilander, on 13 May 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

Large bodies of water scare me too.  It would be so horrible being on a ship that is about to sink.  Thinking about drowning or sharks.  Makes me think about the Titanic.

I know!! Just scares me to think about drowning on a boat at sea.....


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:53 AM

View PostKowalski, on 13 May 2013 - 12:49 AM, said:

I agree with Hilander why would a captain sail into a hurricane like Sandy??

That's just not very bright....
Really makes me wonder what was on his mind.  It was well known it was a really large storm.


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Posted 13 May 2013 - 01:37 AM

I just finished reading it. Terrifying. And so many questions.
I'm so glad the remaining crew still embrace their love for the sea and tall ships!

I got a kick out of them meeting at Tybee Island and taking turns sailing on a 14-foot Sunfish sailboat. Good for them!

(Tybee Island an Sunfish sailboats both hold special memories for me)

Edited by QuiteContrary, 13 May 2013 - 01:37 AM.

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 09:39 PM

The ship was up for sail, oops I mean sale ($4mil) when it floundered and was always one of my favorite lottery fantasy's. The best way to see the ship is watch(re-watch) the movie. There are some great shots of her for sure.





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