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post #1949 of Old 03-03-2013
Roger Long
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

Originally Posted by jameswilson29 View Post
Damning article ...
C__p article. The scale of the storm was well enough known days before for Dan Moreland in Nova Scotia to delay his departure. Nothing new here for anyone who followed the events.

The crew didn't know much about the storm as they were busy with the ship according to testimony. If there was any rush on Wallbridge's part, it was because he knew that, as soon as he mentioned the storm, the crew would start finding out more details about it and have time to think about their individual decisions. If he had that meeting on Thursday, and waited till Friday to leave, he probably would not have had the crew to take the vessel to sea. That is what is damning. No superstition here, just criminal negligent hubris.
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