I'm not a big fan of Tall Ships but they arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia this week and I was invited to a reception aboard the sloop Providence. The replica of the Bounty, was moored close by and looked very smart. She was built in Lunenburg, just down the coast, for one of the movies.
Seen here at Greenock 13.9.2009
On a short stay
A replica of the original H.M.S.Bounty
Around 20% larger than original. She was in the 1962 film Mutiniy on the Bounty.
I think the arrow type object to do with sounding for depth? not sure
Any one know.
The Bounty visited Greenock 13.9.2009
A replica of the original H.M.S.Bounty, although around 20% larger cannot confirm that.
With the mod cons she has onboard, engine/generators, decent sleeping quarters etc.
Under the U.S.A. Flag
In for a short stay only. around £5.50 to go onboard, I was...
American replica square rigger Bounty anchored off Helens Bay Co. Down after spending the night anchored south of the Copeland Islands. Reported to be going in to Belfast tommorow 12th. August to join the Tall Ships gathering there.
We encountered the Bounty replica in Broken Bay, while proceeding to Pit****er (Hawkesbury estuary). She was being used for a TV miniseries. On the way back a good sized swell had built up and she was rolling about 15 degrees each way, and we heard that the TV 'stars' were filming their parts...