The Sinking of the Bounty and Remembering her Visit to Portland, Maine [Audio]
Close to two years ago Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. One of the major events to come out that storm was the sinking of the ship Bounty. She had left Boothbay Harbor shortly before heading into the storm. Thirteen years before the sinking, the Bounty came to Portland, Maine for a visit.
The details of the what lead up to the Bounty heading into such a powerful storm, the heroic rescue of crew members by the Coast Guard, the death of two crew members and the following investigations are covered in a new book. Maritime researchers and authors, Michael Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell teamed up to write Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy. I had the chance to speak with Michael Tougias and dig through my old photo albums from when the Bounty came to Portland. It's a compelling story of disastrous misadventure and heroics.
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