Shipwreck month provides Fall River museum theme

April 3, 2014 by  

The Marine Museum in Fall River, in partnering with Battleship Cove, is working to create a series of events that will make the city a unique destination with the largest naval museum in the world, complemented by a museum with an in-depth coverage of the maritime history of the area.

No doubt the new curator of the Museum, Mary Concannon, is turning to a variety of printing services to let people in southeastern Massachusetts and those throughout the state know of the many activities that will be taking place this year.

This Sunday, April 6, Mike Tougias will talk about the HMS Bounty and how it sank during Hurricane Sandy. In 1962, for the film ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ a replica of the ship was constructed. After passing through several hands, it started conducting tours around the world after a $3m restoration. It left New London, Connecticut in October 2012 for St. Petersburg, Florida, crossed paths with Hurricane Sandy, and sank about 90 miles off the coast of Hatteras, North Carolina.

There has been a great deal of discussion as to why the captain decided to sail the ship despite all the warnings about the hurricane. Tougias will discuss this decision and the events regarding its sinking.

The Museum has designated school vacation week, beginning April 21, as Titanic Week, with activities being themed around the doomed 1912 ship and a showing of the movie included.