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The "Great El Nino" lasted from 1789 to 1793, profoundly impacting weather and causing massive droughts. A lesser-known consequence of this climatic event is that it saved the lives of Captain William Bligh and his crew when the mutineers on the HMS
The report could determine who, if anyone, might lose maritime licenses as a result of the disaster. During the investigation, officials said the report's findings could be forwarded to prosecutors who would determine whether to file criminal charges.
Bounty crew and captain they cast adrift to make peace after 225 years On April 28, 1789 Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant Bligh, the captain of the Bounty Bligh and 19 crew set adrift but thanks to Bligh's skill made it to land
A love affair with the sea brought a German adventurer to Guam, seeking out the community of seafarers preserving ancient traditions of mariners in the region. Burghard Pieske, a 69-year-old sailor from Germany, arrived on Guam early Saturday morning.
Ten things you might not know about Hull While Hull, which has just been named the UK's Capital of Culture in 2017 , is well known for its white telephone boxes, the Humber Bridge and its connections with poet Philip Larkin, there is much more to the
This is when a historical trend that has gone on perhaps for decades abruptly goes off in a different direction think the Reformation or the Age of Enlightenment in Europe, or America's equally dramatic assumption and more recent abdication of the
Tom Christian, the descendant of Fletcher Christian, the leader of the Bounty mutineers, passed away on the British-owned Pitcairn Island...Christian, who was the radio chief at Voice of Pitcairn, died at his home there on July 7 due to complications
22 May 2013 Standing before the court in Portsmouth, in 1792, a question was put to William Peckover, gunner of HMS Bounty... He replied: 'Burkitt, Mills with a cartouch box [containing charge or shot for a gun] round him, but whether under arms I
Witnesses at a hearing on the Bounty, a replica of the famous British vessel, have suggested it was unseaworthy when it sank off the coast of North Carolina. The wooden vessel went down during Hurricane Sandy in October. A member of the crew was
Finance Minister Penny Wong on Tuesday announced the new non-executive director role for Ms Bligh, whose Labor state government lost power earlier this year. "Her expertise across a wide range of public policy areas will be of great value to Medibank,