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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...
Originally Posted by Bountydaughter
There is a lot of speculation and opinion circulating in this thread.
Sure is and everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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.
Not sure if you meant to combine these two thoughts. The TSC and condition have no relationship to former crew and their disparate thoughts are not mutually exclusive.
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.
My favorite teacher, as a grammar school kid, let us get away with anything. Did that make him a good teacher, because we all liked him? There are plenty of good, evil, competent and incompetent people throughout history with adoring followers. Again, the fact that crew like the guy has absolutely nothing to do with whether he was a good decision maker or a good Captain.
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