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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

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Originally Posted by JulieMor View Post
From my understanding, the ship was supposed to be in St. Petersburg, along with the Picton Castle. Right?

The captain said he wanted to get to the southeast quadrant of hurricane Sandy.

Where would the ship have to be to make the southeast quadrant of hurricane Sandy? The storm was huge. So to get to that point, wouldn't Walbridge have to take the ship considerably out of the way, on his trip to St. Petersburg, to reach the southeast quadrant of the storm? Once you've squeezed past the western edge, why would you circle around the southern edge, then head east, to get to the southeast quadrant if your destination was St. Petersburg?

Am I missing something here?
I was thinking another similar article said he was trying to get to the southwest of the eye of the huricane, which makes more sense- I am trying to find that article now. Perhaps news reporters get their directions mixed up.
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