|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.
HMS Bounty...at one with the sea...global voyager...movie star...dedicated to preserving the fine art of square-rigged sailing.
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.
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