events – Mutiny Sinks Before Reaching Florida

One of the victims of Hurricane Sandy was the HMS Bounty, a replica built for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty. The tall-masted 180-foot ship was actually headed for Saint Petersburg for a last time reunion with St. Pete Pier, where the ship was
docked as a tourist attraction for many years.

How ironical and tragic this event is. Next year the famous inverted triangular 1974 Saint Petersburg Pier will be torn down for a newer model. Its tenants like the famous Columbia Restaurant will have to search for temporary housing.

The return visit of the Bounty was going to be a refreshing reminder of the part both historic structures played in the revival of downtown St Pete. Now one is under the waves. The other soon to follow. For a TOUR OF ST PETE visit my history site.

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About floridatraveler

Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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