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"The steep wooden masts of tall sailing ships, thick as trees, tower above Matanzas Bay casting their shadows over St. Augustine’s bayfront with each morning’s dawn." (E. Thomas Creeler)
It has been a very long time since such a description was a reality, but this weekend it will be much easier to imagine those days of the city’s past during the long-awaited visit by the H.M.S. Bounty. Crowds lined the Bridge of Lions and the St. Augustine Municipal Marina yesterday to welcome the ship which will visit the city through this weekend. The visit is one of the 2012 events associated with St. Augustine's 450th Commemoration.
The tale of the H.M.S. Bounty is perhaps one of the most infamous tales of mutiny on the high seas. Known for the storied 1789 mutiny aboard the historic vessel, the current Bounty replica sailed into Matanzas Bay on the noon high tide on Wednesday, April 25. Built for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty starring Marlon Brando as 1st Lt. Fletcher Christian, the leader of the revolt, and Trevor Howard as the cruel Captain William Bligh, the ship has appeared in numerous documentaries and films, including the 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
The ship will be open for tours on Friday, April 27, from 2:00pm until 6:00pm and on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 from 10:00am until 6:00pm. A joint ticket to tour the H.M.S. Bounty and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum is available at The Pirate Museum and through its web site, www.thepiratemusuem.com, at discounted rates of $18.99 for adults, $9.99 for children 5-12 years of age with children under 5 years of age admitted free.
The St. Augustine Municipal Marina is located at 111 Avenida Menendez, a short walk along the bayfront from the city’s Historic Downtown Parking Facility where all day parking is available for $10 per entry.