There can not be many of my readers here who do not know by now that replica ship HMS Bounty, built for the filming of the Brando movie “Mutiny on the Bounty” was unfortunately sunk and lost in the recent storm “Hurricane Sandy” which hit the Eastern seaboard of the USA. Our friend David Rye, though, has found a rather nice video about the ship on the National Geographic website at http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/ which includes, among other footage, pictures of shipwrights using mauls and adzes. Thank you for that link, David. Incidentally, go grab a look sooner rather than later because this link is to NG’s ‘front page story’ rather than the Bounty piece, so as Bounty falls off the front page it may disappear from this link.
Meanwhile, Rebuild Project Manager, William Collard provides some more detail on the Cory’s slipway and SB Rathbale, which story we featured a few days ago. William says, “I may be able to give you a little information about Cory’s Slipway.