In July of 2008, a photographer named Robert Demar took a two-day trip aboard Bounty from Port Angeles, WA to Port Albernie, B.C.; taking over 2,000 photographs of the ship and her crew along the way. With all the recent attention on the hearings and the discussions about what went wrong or didn’t and who was or wasn’t to blame, Mr. Demar thought maybe some would simply like to see the ship as she was: I know I did. Mr. Demar was kind enough to send me his favorite images from that sail and asked me to give them a home: here they are. It is very easy to see why her crew was drawn to her.
Mario Vittone has twenty-two years of combined military service in the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. His writing on maritime safety has appeared in Yachting, SaltWater Sportsman,MotorBoating, On-Scene, and Reader's Digest magazine. He has lectured extensively on topics ranging from leadership to sea survival, immersion hypothermia, and survival at sea. He is a former helicopter rescue swimmer and maritime accident investigator and now the CEO of VLinc Corporation.