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H.M.S.Bounty- In Memoriam by George Cousins

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H.M.S.Bounty 1960-2012 Lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 29, 2012 Bounty was an exact replica of the famous ship of Captain Bligh and the mutineers, and was built at shipyards in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Launched in 1960, she was featured in numerous movies including Mutiny on the Bounty, Treasure Island, and two “Pirates of the Caribbean” films with Johnny Depp. She also participated in various excursions and Tall Ship festivals. In this shot, she was dockside at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada during the Tall Ships Festival of July, 2007. She was characterized as a Full-Rigged ship.LOA 180 Ft.She had just participated in another Tall Ships Festival In Halifax, in July 2012. As of this writing, one crew member perished, the Captain is missing and presumed lost, and all other crew members were safely rescued by the United States Coast Guard.

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  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 2 years ago

    Such a travesty they lost her the way they did!! Still can’t believe it. A beautiful tribute, George!

  • Thanks Wendi, how very true. I felt the same way when I heard the news. I’d been on board her numerous times at Tall Ship festivals, mostly in Halifax.

    – George Cousins

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful Capture George & such a heart breaking end.

  • Many thanks Lee, I always looked forward to seeing her again when I went back home to Nova Scotia for the Tall Ships sailpasts.

    – George Cousins

  • James2001
    James2001about 2 years ago

    A very nice shot of this majestic ship. It is hard to understand why Capt. Walbridge would have been at sail from Connecticut to St. Petersburg, with the hurricane passing so close by. I understand the Coast Guard has today (11/2) suspended the search for the Captain. Very sad for the families of him and the lady lost as well.

  • Thank you James, I have many shots of her over the years, it was hard to pick an appropriate one. I also am at a loss to understand why she was there, when there were so many warnings well in advance. I come from a sea-faring family and worked on ships for quite a few years myself, so the loss of one that I knew quite well really hit home to me.

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 2 years ago

    It is very sad news , a beautiful image George x

  • Hi Irene, and thank you for your sympathy. It’s always sad to see a fine ship lost at sea, but especially when it’s one you’ve seen and been onboard many times. She was built in my home province of Nova Scotia, and always was a feature at the Tall Ship Festivals every few years down there.

    – George Cousins

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    We would love to have this in our group A Love of Boats

  • Just added it to the Group. Don’t know how I missed it before..must be really getting! Thanks for the nudge!

    – George Cousins

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