The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath (2020)

The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath Matthew Shaer The Sinking of the Bounty The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath It was one of the strangest sights the Coast Guard pilots had ever seen a tall masted wooden ship the kind that sailed centuries ago capsizing in the wind and towering waves of Hurricane Sandy off t
  • Title: The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath
  • Author: Matthew Shaer
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  • Page: 309
  • Format: Kindle Edition
The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath Matthew Shaer It was one of the strangest sights the Coast Guard pilots had ever seen a tall masted wooden ship, the kind that sailed centuries ago, capsizing in the wind and towering waves of Hurricane Sandy off the coast of North Carolina It looked like something out of a movie and, in a way, it was The ship was the Bounty, a replica of a British merchant vessel of the same name wIt was one of the strangest sights the Coast Guard pilots had ever seen a tall masted wooden ship, the kind that sailed centuries ago, capsizing in the wind and towering waves of Hurricane Sandy off the coast of North Carolina It looked like something out of a movie and, in a way, it was The ship was the Bounty, a replica of a British merchant vessel of the same name whose crew famously mutinied in 1789 She had been built for a Marlon Brando film in the 1960s and now she was sinking, her sixteen person crew fleeing into the sea amid the splintered wood and torn canvas.Was the Bounty s sinking which left her captain missing and one of her crew members dead an unavoidable tragedy Or was it the fault of a captain who was willing to risk everything to save the ship he loved Drawing on exclusive interviews with Bounty survivors and Coast Guard rescuers, journalist Matthew Shaer reconstructs the ship s final voyage and the Coast Guard investigation into her sinking that followed, uncovering a riveting story of heroism and hubris in the eye of a hurricane Praise for The Sinking of the Bounty Matthew Shaer masterfully recreates the last voyage and final doom of the Bounty, an iconic ship that collided with an historic storm off the Carolina coast Shaer pulls you off the page and onto the Bounty itself and then into the roiling sea to relive a long night of terror, heroism and desperate quests for survival The Sinking of the Bounty is a classic of the genre, beautifully told and riveting to read Sean Flynn, GQ correspondent and author of 3000 Degrees The True Story of a Deadly Fire and the Men Who Fought It Few images of Hurricane Sandy s destruction were as indelible, or as surreal, as the shattered wreck of the Bounty sinking beneath the waves of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Matthew Shaer s The Sinking of the Bounty is a powerful and riveting account of the disaster the fateful decision to set sail before the storm, the crew s epic struggle to save the ship and then themselves, and the heroic rescue launched by the Coast Guard in the middle of the largest storm the Atlantic has ever seen In the tradition of Sebastian Junger s The Perfect Storm, this is fast paced and deeply reported storytelling Matthew Power, contributing editor, Harper s
The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath Matthew Shaer

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  1. David Stone

    The conventional wisdom about ships being better off at sea during a hurricane will forever be questioned after what happened to the tall ship Bounty This book will convince you the crew will be safer at home This author does a great job at putting us on the scene the night the Bounty sank There are descriptions about masts collapsing, miles of demonic ropes cluttering the sea and stomachs full of diesel and salt water that will turn even an old salt into a landlubber This is also a remarkable s [...]

  2. Jaclyn Day

    This is a short little Kindle Single that I enjoyed You probably remember the iconic image on the cover from the news During hurricane Sandy, the HMS Bounty a replica of the original ship , sank off the coast of North Carolina This book tries to recreate events that led up to the sinking and then examines the potential reasons behind the captain s decision to sail during the storm instead of remaining at port It moves quickly and without much lingering on the emotions or the individual lives of [...]

  3. Dan

    A quick account of the Bounty disaster It definitely merits a full length work, though This felt rushed and like an outline for a book than a self contained work If you liked this, make sure to follow me on for reviews

  4. Teri

    The Sinking of the Bounty The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath by Matthew Shaer is the true account of the sinking of the Bounty, a tall masted ship that was taken out during Hurricane Sandy and subsequently wrecked I m kinda shaking my head as to why they went out to begin with when they new a bad storm was coming All but two survived.

  5. Erik Carlson

    Excellent This isn t the future of journalism, this is journalism The same year the NYTIMES published a similarly structured multi media article on the CO avalanche That one was a bit better, only a bit It won the pulitzer This probably won some kick ass awards too It s very sad, and tense Now I never have to read The Perfect Storm Definitely worth the 3.

  6. R Fontaine

    The sinking of a replica 3 master caught in hurricane Sandy Some debate whether the Captain should have taken to sea in his attempt to outrun the storm he and a crew mate died trying.Decisions have consequences often followed by lawyers and law suits long form article aka instant book

  7. Owen Zupp

    The Sinking of the Bounty is a concise account of the high profile sinking of the Bounty replica vessel It examines the people, places and even the politics in a very well written manner Highly recommended.Owen ZuppAuthor 50 Tales of Flight dp B00BKEDNMC

  8. Shaun

    A very interesting short book, snappy writing An interesting story of the sad loss of two sailors and a lovely old ship.

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