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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Maintenance on the Bounty

The ship used in the 1962 Brando pic Mutiny on the Bounty is now at the Boothbay Harbor Shipyard for topside repairs.
The Bounty replica ship was built in 1960 at a shipyard in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. It sailed to Tahiti for the filming of the epic movie "Mutiny on the Bounty."

Ted Turner bought the rights to the movie in 1986, but didn't realize that the Bounty came with the acquisition, Foster said. Turner donated the Bounty in 1993 to the Tall Ship Bounty Foundation.

In 2001, the foundation sold the Bounty to its current owners, who use it to teach square-rigged sailing and seamanship to volunteer crews. [Link]
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