Bounty Captain and Crew Remembered

Captain Robin Walbridge (in green sweatshirt)aboard the BOUNTY during its visit to Gloucester in September. Mr. Walbridge, who was 63 years old and captain of the Bounty for 17 years, was presumed lost when the Bounty sank during Hurricane Sandy. Also dead was crew member Claudane Christian, said to be a descendent of Fletcher Christian, leader of the famous mutiny aboard the original Bounty in April, 1789.

About Marty Luster

I'm Marty Luster, a retired attorney and politician. In 2010 my wife, mother-in-law, dog and I relocated from Central NY to Gloucester. I hope my photographs and poetry(?) reflect my love for this place and her people. My picture-poem posts can be seen at and selected black and white images can be found at
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4 Responses to Bounty Captain and Crew Remembered

  1. Incredibly sad event. Thank you USCG for saving almost all of them. I’ll never forget Hurricane Sandy because of this. My father’s cousin, Vesla on Staten Island, New York, reported last night at 10 pm that she and her family are fine, but only a few blocks away looks like a war zone. We are so lucky.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I just got chills – how is it the capt and Claudane a descendant were the only ones lost? You would almost think some forces were at work here. The sea takes back.,…..

  3. fond visitor says:

    May God Bless loved ones remaining of “those who went down at sea” LOVE YOU GLOUCESTER

  4. Pingback: Testimony: Worker saw rot during Bounty’s repair | GoodMorningGloucester

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