Once upon a time, I think when I was in summer camp and my family took me out for a day with them, I did a few things that one doesn't usually do. I road the narrow gauge railroad, I walked around on the Gazela, which was at the time the oldest and largest square rigged ship still sailing. (I think they might have repaired one that was older [there were definitely older ones still being towed at the time], or built one that was larger, or both, since then.) and I saw the HMS Bounty coming in under full sail.
I don't know for sure which one I saw (apparently there were two reconstructed for the different film versions) but given that one is currently serving as a Chinese tourist attraction and the other was built near here I have a guess.
I think the one I saw is the one that just sank in the storm.
|Picture by US Coast Guard|
The crew had 16 members. 14 were rescued. The body of another was recovered. The captain remains missing. As of an article posted this morning, the Coast Guard is hopeful that the Captain will be found and found alive. The article also contains a different picture, also provided by the Coast Guard, of the ship sinking.