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Old 12-19-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Indeed times have changed.

Not only didn't they 'know' what weather was on the way, they didn't even really know that there was anything over the horizon.. I'm not sure all the crews had a lot of choice about where they were going but the expeditions' sponsors and the Captains had a pretty powerful motive of possible fame and fortune if things went well.

It wasn't just the 'brave explorers' either...

The story of the Hector (brief wiki recap here

Imagine being a poor, desperate Scottish farmer looking for a better life.. near 200 souls crammed aboard in tiered platforms with 4 feet headroom in the dark below.. they ran into a storm that drove them 3/4 of the way back to Scotland. The Captain persevered and got them to Nova Scotia (he wouldn't have been paid otherwise!)

This sort of story was common, of course, as Europeans flocked to the 'new worlds'....

Sorry for the drift... this thread....ha ha. Good post.
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