Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Bounty – Visit at Eastport

It was foggy when she was coming in through the Head Harbour Passage, gliding along Campobello Island. Eerie like a ghost ship she was navigating through the narrow channel, finally turning over to Eastport where she moored at the fishing harbour.

She had been ordered in by the City of Eastport and was the backdrop for the annual Pirate Festival. This last weekend we have been hearing canon fire from across the Passamaquoddy Bay. And yes, yesterday the city blew up a great big fireworks, which we had the privilege of being able to view from our front bed room.

Pirates have been seen over in Lubec as well. They attacked the town from all directions, scaring all tourists into the hotdog stands.

She is the replica of original HMS Bounty, built in 1960 for the MGM movie version of Mutiny on the Bounty, which starred Marlon Brando. Overhauled 2006-2007 and returned to active service. Since summer 2007 she has been a regular at tall ship events in England, Europe, up and down both coasts of the USA, and the Galapagos Islands.
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HMS one with the star...dedicated to preserving the fine art of square-rigged sailing.
The HMS Bounty is one of the most famous ships in the world. Known for the storied mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789 on board the British transport vessel, the current Bounty, a replica, has survived to tell the tale. Built for the 1962 movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” with Marlon Brando, HMS Bounty sails the country offering dockside tours in which one can learn about the history and details of sailing vessels from a lost and romanticized time in maritime history. Since her debut in “Mutiny on the Bounty”, HMS Bounty has appeared in many documentaries and featured films such as the Edinburgh Trader in Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest with Johnny Depp.

HMS Bounty ~ World Traveler! In 2010 Bounty sailed through all 5 Great Lakes as part of the Tall Ships America Challenge. During the winter months Bounty was docked in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and for the 2011 sailing season it visited Europe. In 2012 she is back on the U.S. East Coast. This weekend docking at Eastport, ME.


Thanks for stopping by!




  1. She sure is a beauty. Hope nobody had to walk the plank.

  2. sure is a beautiful ship! those 'tall ships'!!

  3. I would love to make a trip on her:) Good pictures of the lady:)

  4. What gorgeous photoc. They sure don't make the ships they used to. At least there aren't pirates on board for you to worry about.

  5. I have seen the tall ships when they were docked at Dana Point in Southern California. They are so beautiful and it was really neat to go on board them. Hopefully I will see both of you again in Q or Holtville this winter.


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