09 November 2008

Manic Monday - Bounty

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at the Manic Monday blog.



The HMS Bounty replica above is dedicated to preserving the fine art of square-rigged sailing. Known for a maritime mutiny that took place over 200 years ago, the name of the ship remains famous and infamous. Thousands cross her ample decks during port visits wondering what life was like then and now. You know her from her modern movies as well. In 1960, it was Marlon Brando as Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty. Today, it is Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man's Chest. This beautiful ship is both a movie star and a passport to adventure.

To read the story of the original Bounty, Captain Bligh, and the mutiny led by Fletcher Christian, you can visit Tall Ship History. One surprise in store for you in the short history above or here is that although Bligh has been portrayed in films as some sort of monster, he may have been one of the greatest seamen and scientists to ever command a sailing ship.

To follow in his footsteps, book an adventure cruise on the HMS Bounty replica by going to passages. Whether is it just for a day or for a full cruise to the mutineers' destination of Pitcairn Island, The Bounty will carry you to the magic and majesty of the sea.



8 comments:

anthonynorth said...

A famous old ship it is named after, and an infamous maritime story.

Sarge Charlie said...

I did post your 8th of November video then did some research on it, you may be interested.

Janna said...

Anything even remotely related to Johnny Depp is just fine with me. :)

crazy working mom said...

Your posts are always so informing! Nice job on this one. :)
My bounty is here.

Linda said...

Any time I hear the word 'bounty' I think of this beautiful ship and the story that surrounds it.

My parents took us to see the replica in St. Petersburg, Florida when I was about 10 years old and I still remember it to this day.

maryt/theteach said...

Thank you, Jamie, for the lovely pic and the video. I posted on the Bounty too! :)

Clancy said...

I had no idea! Thanks for the bit of history. And I love that it carried Johnny Depp!

Desert Songbird said...

What a beautiful ship. Just lovely.