HMS Bounty Visited Rochester
There's a Rochester connection to one of Hurricane Sandy's tragic stories.
Fourteen crew members were rescued from the replica tall ship HMS Bounty. The Coast Guard pulled the victims from the water Monday night in hurricane-churned waters off the coast of North Carolina. The crew abandoned ship just before it sank about 70 miles offshore.
One crew member died and the Coast Guard is still searching for the ship's captain.
The HMS Bounty has participated in Rochester's Harborfest as one of the featured tall ships. It was docked at the Port of Rochester as hundreds of local residents toured the ship.
The replica 18th century sailing vessel was originally built for the 1962 film "Mutiny on the Bounty."