Bounty Captain and Crew Remembered

Captain Robin Walbridge (in green sweatshirt)aboard the BOUNTY during its visit to Gloucester in September. Mr. Walbridge, who was 63 years old and captain of the Bounty for 17 years, was presumed lost when the Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy. Also dead was crew member Claudane Christian, said to be a descendent of Fletcher Christian, leader of the famous mutiny aboard the original Bounty in April, 1789.

4 thoughts on “Bounty Captain and Crew Remembered

  1. Incredibly sad event. Thank you USCG for saving almost all of them. I’ll never forget Hurricane Sandy because of this. My father’s cousin, Vesla on Staten Island, New York, reported last night at 10 pm that she and her family are fine, but only a few blocks away looks like a war zone. We are so lucky.

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  2. I just got chills – how is it the capt and Claudane a descendant were the only ones lost? You would almost think some forces were at work here. The sea takes back.,…..

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