8 Adams Street
Adams Academy Bldg.
Quincy, MA 02169
“THE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY REVISITED,” ROBERT BEGIN, SPEAKER
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 7:00 PM, ADAMS ACADEMY
Bob Begin, who has presented programs on the USS Quincy, John Paul Jones, and the Barbary Pirates, will offer a new look at history’s most famous case of mutiny.
In the late 1700s Britain’s Royal Navy was the world’s great power. Its fleets roamed the world in search of territory, knowledge and commerce. In 1787, William Bligh, a dedicated but nondescript officer, was charged with bringing a ship to Tahiti to gather samples of the breadfruit plant. His ship, HMS Bounty was not exceptional: actually it was insignificant in stature. The voyage to Tahiti went smoothly. On the return voyage mutineers took the ship, and after placing Bligh and 18 of his men in a 23' open boat, the Bounty sailed off seeking a safe haven.
Ever since, the actions, motivations, and ultimate fates of both the mutineers and Bligh and his loyalists and the response by the Royal Navy have been the subject of discussion and debate and speculation. This program will present the facts and explain what actually happened and why.
Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for admission.
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