Ogdensburg, NY, Oct 31, 2012 — 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. Go to full article
Captain Robin Walbridge at the helm of the HMS Bounty
Ogdensburg, NY, Jun 18, 2010 — The sailing ship used in three Hollywood films has dropped anchor in the North Country. The HMS Bounty is docked in Ogdensburg on the St. Lawrence River this weekend while on its way to the Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge. It was built in 1960 for the remake of the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", starring Marlon Brando and was used more recently in one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films with Johnny Depp. Tours of the ship are available throughout the weekend. Todd Moe spoke with Captain Robin Walbridge on the main deck of the Bounty on a blustery afternoon. Walbridge says his 180-foot ship is a "good replica" of an 18th century British sailing ship, but larger than the original. Go to full article