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2012-10-31 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
The Bounty: Old Fashioned Ship - Old Fashioned Captain
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Posted by Raider 2012-10-31 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [459 views ]  Top

#1 I guess he wasn't Italian.
Posted by Spot 2012-10-31 07:52||   2012-10-31 07:52|| Front Page Top

#2  It's not clear why the ship (a wooden sailing vessel) was out at sea with Sandy (the largest Atlantic storm in recorded history) approaching

Poor judgement? I hope it is not discovered that a recording crew was aboard.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-31 08:44||   2012-10-31 08:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Apparently, they were actually trying (sadly unsuccessfully) to get her to haven before the worst of the storm.
Posted by Korora  2012-10-31 09:31||   2012-10-31 09:31|| Front Page Top

#4 They should have burned her. Just for historical accuracy.
Posted by mojo 2012-10-31 13:13||   2012-10-31 13:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Per this article in the Daily Mail, they were trying to run this ship down to Florida. Seems like someone was very ignorant of the situation.
Posted by Dar 2012-10-31 15:31||   2012-10-31 15:31|| Front Page Top

#6 even though it was an old-fashioned sailing ship - surely they were equipped with modern navigational aids and communications? could it be that they actually did not know the close proximity of Hurricane Sandy??
Posted by Raider 2012-10-31 22:00||   2012-10-31 22:00|| Front Page Top

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