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    Re: Captain Bligh's other mutiny
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2008 Jan 23, 01:57 -0800

    Gary LaPook adds:
    I agree, a great example of leadership.
    But to make the story completely accurate, a number of the men died
    right after reaching Timor due to malnutrition.
    Geoffrey Kolbe wrote:
    >But let us instead look at Bligh's next command after the Bounty. Bligh and
    >18 other crew members loyal to him were set adrift in the Bounty's launch,
    >an open boat, 23-foot long by 6'9" wide. Bligh pulled off one of the
    >greatest feats of seamanship in history when he took his boat to Timor,
    >Java, covering 3618 nautical miles in 47 days - without a single man lost.
    >If that did not require 'people skills' in spades, I don't know what would...
    >Geoffrey Kolbe
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