The Tall Ship “Bounty” Visits Wilmington

Don’t Miss The Tall Ship “Bounty”–last day in Wilmington– Sunday May 20th

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This Tall Ship is different from all the rest in that the “Bounty” was built as a movie prop in 1960 for the MGM release of Mutiny on the  Bounty. The ship has also been used for many other films and documentaries including Treasure Island, Sponge Bob, Square Pants, the Movie, and Pirates of the Caribbean–Dead Man’s Chest to name a few.

The original HMAV (His Majesty’s Armed Vessel) was a British ship, most well-known for the infamous mutiny aboard her on April 28, 1789. The mutiny was the subject of a novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Normal Hall.

The current ship has a total crew of 20, six of whom are girls. I caught up with one of the newest crew members, Claudene Christian who says she’s excited to be onboard this ship in particular because  she is a distant relative of Fletcher Christian, the original Master’s Mate who seized command of the ship during the mutiny.

The “Bounty” is currently visiting Wilmington, NC, from May 18-20th and will then head north to Greenport, NY,  but will also make stops  in Portsmouth, VA, St. Michaels, MD, Philadelphia, PA , and other northern ports. Click here to view the ship’s schedule through September.

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4 responses to “The Tall Ship “Bounty” Visits Wilmington

  1. Sad to report that Claudene Christian and the captain of the ship are both missing. CBS News has requested to use Claudene’s photo that I took (see slideslow at top of story) with their news story on the ship to be aired in the next 24-48 hrs.

  2. Pingback: Phasernet.net » Blog Archive » CBC News: Missing Bounty Crew – Captain Walbridge & Claudene Christian

  3. Pingback: CBC News: Missing Bounty Crew – Captain Walbridge & Claudene Christian | Old Salt Blog – a virtual port of call for all those who love the sea

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