HMS Bounty Visited
Palm Beach Maritime Museum on Peanut Island
WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA. John C. Grant, chairman and founder of the Palm Beach Maritime Museum, in conjunction with Melbourne Smith, an icon and acclaimed builder of historic tall ships, including the Pride of Baltimore, Brig Niagara, and the Privateer Lynx, arranged for a visit of the HMS Bounty to the museum’s dock at Peanut Island. The Bounty is a replica of the British ship sailed to the South Pacific to gather breadfruit in 1789 resulting in a mutiny which became the story Mutiny on the Bounty.
HMS Bounty arrived at the entrance to Lake Worth Inlet at 10:00 AM EST, Saturday November 21, 2009. A flotilla of welcoming vessels greeted her. She was available for tours through the end of March 2010 and then proceeded northward in company with the Privateer Lynx to participate in the Great Lakes United TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE during the summer of 2010.