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post #1319 of Old 12-15-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

There is a lot of speculation and opinion circulating in this thread. I am very disconcerted by some of the comments regarding the Tall Ship organization and the embellishment of the condition of the Bounty. I have spoken to many former crew members and all have stated love and respect for Captain Walbridge. Many have told me " I would sail with him any day" or "I let my son or daughter sail with him without question". I' m sure if you ask the almost 200 former crew members who attended a memorial for the Captain and the ship, they would all say the same thing. As for not wanting to say something due to fear of being blackballed; why make the effort to say good things then? I would think if they felt negative things they would just say nothing at all or just say " yes, I knew him".
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