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HMS Bounty replica rests in peace

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Title:
HMS Bounty replica rests in peace
Physical Description:
1 online resource (2 p.) : ill. ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Dunn, Hampton
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Description and travel -- Saint Petersburg (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
non-fiction   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes the replica on the HMS Bounty that was on display at St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park Basin during the 1960s.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Hampton Dunn.
General Note:
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 23, 2010).
General Note:
At head of title: Photouring Florida.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 002221519
oclc - 649818131
usfldc doi - D33-0120
usfldc handle - d33.120
System ID:
SFS0000501:00001


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-h11HMS BOUNTY REPLICA RESTS IN PEACE ST. PETERSBURG --The original HMS Bounty had a stormy and infamous career. But a replica of the historic vessel rests peacefully amid a Tahitian setting at the Vinoy Park Basin here and basks in the compliments tourists pay her. Bounty II was reconstructed from original drawings in the files of the British Admiralty by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio. After starring in the epic "Mutiny on the Bounty" the ship was brought here for permanent exhibit a 60,000 mile journey to the South Seas for the filming and promotional cruises. The original Bounty was a coastal trader named Bethia. The Navy of King George III selected her for Lt. William Bligh's mission to the South Seas in 1789. Her mission: To collect young transplants of the breadfruit tree and carry them to Jamaica for cultivation as a cheap food for slaves. It was rechristened The Bounty. Bounty II, built in Nova Scotia, is a 480 ton vessel, 114 feet long and carried 10,000 square feet of canvas. Below, all quarters are decorated in detail with 18th-century furniture, fittings and priceless antiques. A replica of the Bounty's original anchor is also aboard. There is also a replica of the longboat in which Captain Bligh was put to sea by Fletcher Christian in the mutiny. This marine-historical attraction features the recorded voices of Clark Gable and Charles Laughton as they speak the words of Christian and Bligh that led to the best known mutiny in maritime history.

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