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Captain Robin Walbridge, at the helm of the Bounty, while docked in Ogdensburg in 2010.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Captain Robin Walbridge, at the helm of the Bounty, while docked in Ogdensburg in 2010. Photo: Todd Moe

HMS Bounty captain, believed lost at sea, recalled sailing the St. Lawrence

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The winds and waves of Hurricane Sandy this week took down an 18th century replica sailing ship used in three Hollywood films. On Monday, the Coast Guard rescued 14 of the HMS Bounty's crew off the coast of North Carolina. Claudene Christian, a crew member, was found unresponsive in the ocean off the North Carolina coast Monday evening. She was one of two crew members believed washed overboard when the Bounty began taking on water. Authorities say captain Robin Walbridge is still missing.

Walbridge had sailed the HMS Bounty all over the world, including the Galapagos, Holland, and British Columbia.

Two years ago, Walbridge and his crew docked the Bounty at Ogdensburg, while on their way to the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge. Walbridge told Todd Moe that sailing the St. Lawrence was a favorite trip.

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