Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Originally Posted by ShoalFinder
...For a ship of this speed, I have to believe they set sail long before anyone knew what track the storm was going to take.....
I think this is exactly the rub. If I'm not mistaken, they left CT last Thursday? It was absolutely clear that this storm was coming up to the Northeast by then. If anything, it was less clear exactly where along the coast it would land, making the decision to head out even more dangerous, as one wouldn't really know where to go to avoid it.
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