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Captain Robin Walbridge at the helm of the HMS Bounty
Captain Robin Walbridge at the helm of the HMS Bounty

HMS Bounty in Ogdensburg

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
Lois McClure under sail (Source: LCMM)
Lois McClure under sail (Source: LCMM)

In Essex, a sunny celebration of the Champlain Quadricentennial

Quadricentennial events continue all summer long in the Champlain Valley, celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of Samuel de Champlain's arrival in the region. Brian Mann stopped by for the Essex Day celebration in the town of Essex on Saturday and he sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Preview: haunted shipwreck lecture at JCC

Maritime history and shipwreck have been two major themes this year in a series of lectures presented by Seway Trail in Sackets Harbor. A presentation this Thursday afternoon at Jefferson Community College in Watertown will focus on lore of the Great Lakes, particularly tales about haunted shipwrecks. Todd Moe talks with Great Lakes historian, author and teacher Frederick Stonehouse who has written more than 30 books on maritime history.  Go to full article

Citizen lawsuit targets foreign ships

For decades foreign ships have brought tiny stowaways called invasive species into the United States. And once they get loose, they upend ecosystems and cause billions of dollars in damage. The shipping industry has yet to seriously address the problem, and now conservation and environmental groups are suing the companies they say are most at fault. Mark Brush has more.  Go to full article

Shipping Season Begins Next Week

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation started breaking ice on the Saint Lawrence River this week. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Army Corps To Expand Ship Channels?

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering expanding canals, channels, harbors, and locks to make way for larger ocean-going ships to enter the Great Lakes. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports, not everyone thinks that's such a good idea.  Go to full article

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