The other day I posted about the Bounty sinking, and made the observation that “the people who crew these vessels (replicas or restorations) are a small, closely-bonded community, and. . . this is going to hit that community very hard, much like the loss of Pride of Baltimore did back in 1986, because everybody knows somebody in that crew.”
I’m not part of that community myself, but it turns out that I knew slightly one of Bounty‘s crew, as well. Doug Faunt, the older, bearded gentleman interviewed in the segment above, was part of the 2007 PAST Foundation field school in the Florida Keys. He had his bear then, too. I’m glad he’s OK.