Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Famous ship coming to St. Lawrence Seaway

A famous ship used in a bevy of popular Hollywood films makes its way to the St. Lawrence Seaway this week.

The HMS Bounty is heading up the St. Lawrence River to the Great Lakes for the United Tall Ships Challenge; along the way, the ship will stop in Ogdensburg, where it will dock for several days and host tours for the public.

The famed ship has appeared in numerous blockbusters, including: Marlon Brando’s “Mutiny on the Bounty”; Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”; and “Treasure Island.”

Officials say the Bounty will remain in Ogdensburg throughout the week and will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday for public tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids – proceeds go toward the ship’s upkeep.

The ship was built in 1960 for the MGM Studios film “Mutiny on the Bounty.” It’s named after the historic mutiny that took place in Tahiti in 1789 on the British transport vessel.

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