Originally Posted by casey1999
Good find on this article. Couple of points. Maybe it is true (but I highly doubt it), I cannot imagine that the Coast Guard would order a ship out to sea as a huricane approached, or threaten to drill holes into its hull (the hurricane Andrew incident mentioned in the article). I just cannot imagine this is true.
Does anyone have more information to prove or disprove this statement?
Also, the writer of the article is Tom Murray is former president of the Fall River Chamber Foundation, the organization that brought the Bounty to Fall River. The arcticle is also labled "GUEST OPINION: Bounty's crew faced a dilemma: Sail or seek safe harbor?"
It seems a credible source to me. here you have the same story told by that "one time" Captain, the guy that sailed the Bounty on that occasion:
One-time captain of HMS Bounty reflects on tall ship's sinking - The Villages Daily Sun: Villages