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Old 03-18-2013
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Re: Bounty, 2 minute mutiny?

Caleb thanks for posting this.

I avoided the endless Bounty thread because it was just endless speculation based on media reports of questionable accuracy.

But reading through the detailed accounts of witness and expert testimony you can't help but feel anger towards the captain and the ship's owners - especially when you read the testimony of the captain of the Picton Castle, a much more robust vessel, who advised the Bounty's captain NOT to put to sea.

Then when you consider she had a hogged back, rotted frames and poorly maintained pumps... Again it just makes you angry that an experienced captain would be so cavalier in risking the lives of his crew.
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