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Old 03-07-2019, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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very true ..haha sun sand and sex..and seems when they went to Pitcairn they took men from the island as slaves..
In only three years, five of the nine mutineers, including Fletcher Christian, had been murdered, and all six of the Tahitian men had been murdered. A shortage of women (made worse by the accidental deaths of two of them) led to much violence. Over the next couple of years, one of the remaining four was intoxicated and fell to his death, and one of the remaining three attacked the other two and was murdered.

You take the locals women from them and treat them like slaves and it probably won't end well.
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:47 PM
 
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Indeed it was. I think it was on the Weather channel that I saw a program about the Coast Guard rescue of the Bounty's crew. I had seen the ship, taken pictures, and chatted with crew members just six weeks before she was lost. A sad, sad day.
Never got to tour her. I do sail tall ships in a modest way and have had plenty of shipmates who knew Bounty's captain well, or even sailed on her. Her demise has turned into a bit of an object lesson on safe practices. Ironically, the deckhand whose life was lost - Claudene Christian - was a descendant of Fletcher Christian.
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Strangely Marlon Brando married two of the female stars from the Clark Gable version of the film and his own version.. Susan Newell

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...nfessions.html
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:23 AM
 
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Pitcairn is a British dependency with a population of 50. But not an island paradise:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitcai...trials_of_2004
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:28 AM
 
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Well, I'll let you know I have been to the far side of Catalina Island several times!

The Staten Island Ferry beckons.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:49 AM
 
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In only three years, five of the nine mutineers, including Fletcher Christian, had been murdered, and all six of the Tahitian men had been murdered. A shortage of women (made worse by the accidental deaths of two of them) led to much violence. Over the next couple of years, one of the remaining four was intoxicated and fell to his death, and one of the remaining three attacked the other two and was murdered.

You take the locals women from them and treat them like slaves and it probably won't end well.
Read once that they threw a party for the locals, mostly female locals, on board ship and then sailed off with the women.
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Old 03-08-2019, 11:32 AM
 
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He closed his eyes, clicked the heels of his ruby slippers 3 times, and said "There's no place like home... There's no place like home..."

Wait. Wrong movie.

Nevermind.
I am now envisioning a man in Royal Navy uniform - gold embroidery on lapel and cuffs, hat athwartships, breeches and silk stockings - wearing ruby slippers. I do not thank you.
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Old 03-08-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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And his descendants are still there on Pitcairn.
Not all of them. I know a woman here in Alaska who claims to be a descendant. And yes, she's a knockout!
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Ive been reading about white men in these islands and they used these women , there are some photos from the early 1920 going around and they treated the women like cheap whores...
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Old Today, 02:59 AM
 
Location: London
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So I watched the movie and then read the true story
Do not get your history from Hollywood is the message.
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