Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HMS Bounty

As some of you may have heard, a replica of the HMS Bounty was sunk this week by Hurricane Sandy. Of the 14 crew members, there were 2 deaths; the captain and a woman named Claudene Christian, who had spent 10 hours in the water before the Coast Guard was able to reach the site.

Strangely, Claudene Christian was a descendent of Fletcher Christian, the mutanist who overthrew our very own Capt. William Bligh on the original HMS Bounty. (Can someone confirm the relation to the Harvey surname?)

And speaking of english maritime history, I just finished listening to an audiobook of Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing. I very highly recommend it: http://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B002V9ZA6C

1 comment:

James R said...

Steve is the only one who can confirm the relation and, reportedly, he hasn't figured out how to post. However, after teaching computer courses in Namibia, perhaps that has all changed.