Crew remembers Tall Ship lost last year
COOS BAY, Ore. -- As the tall ships sail in and out of Coos Bay over the next week, the crews are remembering one ship that will not be joining them any longer.
A reconstruction of the 'H-M-S Bounty' sank off the coast of North Carolina last fall, when the ship took on too much water while traveling near Superstorm Sandy.
The ship visited Coos Bay in 2008, and attracted the attention of local history buffs.
Kent Norman, the Chief Mate for the Hawaiian Chieftain, says it was a sad day when the Bounty went down. "The Bounty was out west a few years back," he said. "We're all very, very sad about her loss. That was a pretty big tragedy."
One crew member drowned when the ship sank, and the captain's body has not been found.
The Bounty was not a part of the tall ships fleet, but had been known to join them at various ports of call on occasion.
The 180-foot wooden, full rigged ship was primarily used for entertainment purposes, having appeared in several movies and TV shows.
Built in Nova Scotia, it was first created for the movie, Mutiny on the Bounty.