Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Mutiny on the Bounty

The Talisker Bounty Boat expedition sets sail today in a bid to recreate the 3,600 mile journey of Captain William Bligh after the Mutiny on the Bounty. After being cast adrift in the South Pacific in by Fletcher Christian in 1789, Bligh and 18 men navigated across the ocean to Timor in one of the greatest open-boat voyages in maritime history. While some conditions will be the same, the modern day sailors are taking a satellite phone and GPS for emergencies.

The following article from the Observer, December 31 1815, tells the story:

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