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Remembering The HMS Bounty’s Port Call To Annapolis Two Years Ago Today On Saturday June 15th 2012

HMS Bounty Visits Annapolis

Back on June 15th 2012 the replica of the HMS Bounty was in the midst of what would be its last port call in Annapolis Maryland. Today Saturday June 14th 2014 marks the second anniversary of her final visit to our City. I remembered the significance of this Saturday while leaving the 2014 Corvettes On The Bay Fun Show as it was wrapping up this afternoon. For this same car show was also taking place on that Saturday in June of 2012 when visitors to Annapolis could be seen touring the HMS Bounty.

HMS Bounty Tied Up At The City Dock In Annapolis Maryland On June 15th 2012

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HMS Bounty Tied Up At The City Dock In Annapolis Maryland • June 15th 2012

Sadly the HMS Bounty sank over four months after its visit to Annapolis around 150 miles south of Cape Hatteras on October 29th 2012 during Hurricane Sandy with the loss of her captain and one crew member. Standing along the edge of the City Dock this afternoon I found myself thinking of not only those lost crew members but also of the young children who I remember seeing scurrying about her deck seemingly awe struck by its presence as parents pointed out to them how this was the same pirate boat that they saw in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. With these thoughts in mind I set out to find my pictures from that day and post them here as both a remembrance of as well as a tribute to her visit to our City.

This blog post contains three more photographs that I took on that Saturday back in June of 2012.

 

A Royal Marine Stands Guard On The Deck Of The HMS Bounty In Annapolis Maryland June 15th 2012

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A Period Reenactor Stands Watch On The Deck Of The HMS Bounty • June 15th 2012

Even without this picture I can still remember the sight of this reenactor standing on the deck of the HMS Bounty in his wool coat under the hot sun of that Saturday in June of 2012. I never saw him move nor did he even appear to be breaking a sweat in the time he stood before me.

 

A Pirate On Deck Of The HMS Bounty Docked In Annapolis Maryland June 15th 2012

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A Pirate Looks Out From The Deck Of The HMS Bounty • June 15th 2012

If my memory serves me well I believe that the children who boarded the HMS Bounty that day were more interested in, as well as a bit scared of, this pirate who’s facial expression actually gave me a bit of the creeps.

 

The HMS Bounty Seen Resting In The Bottom Mud Of The Harbor In Annapolis Maryland June 15th 2012

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The Stern Of The HMS Bounty Seen Set In 12 Feet Of Water In The Harbor • June 15th 2012

When the Pride of Baltimore II lasted visited Annapolis I recall hearing the depth of the harbor is 12 feet along the City Dock. Both the Pride II and the HMS Bounty had to time their arrivals at high tide in order to be able to tie up at the dock. If one looks closely at the picture you can see that the rudder shows the waterline at exactly 12 feet. Also notice the muddy water that day as well.

Here is to the HMS Bounty, may those who were lost on that fateful day in October rest in peace for both they and their ship will always be remembered by those of us who had the opportunity to see her on that day in June of 2012.

Glenn

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