HMS Bounty, Sunk by Hurricane Sandy, Had Visited Port Washington

The tall ship, built for the 1962 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty," was at the 2010 Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival.

A tall ship sunk in the fury of Hurricane Sandy was at the Port Washington Maritime Heritage Festival in 2010.

The HMS Bounty tried to circumnavigate the storm near the North Carolina coast on Sunday night, according to ABC News. It began taking on water and 16 people abandoned ship. NBC News reported later Monday that one person was pulled from the water unresponsive and the captain of the ship remained missing.

The ship was one of five in Port Washington for the 2010 festival, according to Examiner.com. The HMS Bounty is a replica of an 18th-century vessel and was built for the 1962 film “Mutiny on the Bounty.”

Port Washington’s annual summer festival celebrates “all things that have made our community a historical lakefront destination,” according to its website.


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