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    Re: Bounty Replica Sunk by Sandy
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 Nov 15, 18:29 -0800
    And the captain died so we don't know what was she thinking?


    --- On Thu, 11/15/12, Don Seltzer <timoneer@GMAIL.COM> wrote:

    From: Don Seltzer <timoneer@GMAIL.COM>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Bounty Replica Sunk by Sandy
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:24 PM

    On another forum, I put together a plot of the Bounty's course combining it with the track of Sandy.

    All times are UTC

    On the 26th when the Bounty was heading south from Connecticut, the
    hurricane's center was still in the Bahamas, moving slowly. I have
    seen some reports that the intention was to skirt the storm to the
    east, but the ship's path on the 27th was mostly south with only a
    slight easting, making about 8 knots. Sometime later on the 27th, the
    decision seems to have been made to change course to the SW. Sandy at
    this time was off northern Florida and starting to pick up speed.

    It looks like the crisis began on the afternoon of the 28th, when the
    two tracks reached their closest point east of North Carolina. The
    Bounty probably had strong tail winds, but may have been bucking the
    Gulf Stream. Between 1800 Oct 28 UTC and 1133 Oct 29, the track
    turned SE, perhaps due to lost of propulsion.

    The last photos of the Bounty show it with just the lower masts, and a couple of dangling topmasts. Photos taken of the Bounty leaving New London show it sailing with fully rigged with topmasts and topgallant masts on the fore and main.

    Don Seltzer

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