Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:52 pm

Looks like my old friend Robin is gone. News says lost at sea. He was the captain of the Bounty. It went down in the storm today. :( Robin was a great guy. A female crew was found but unresponsive. I can't believe he had her that far out to sea and lost propulsion and couldn't get her to shore.

God help him. :|
Last edited by Poconoeagle on Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Lost a friend

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:59 pm

Yep, God be with him.
I remember when I was on the Bounty about 6 years ago, I thought a huge ship like this could never be sunk.
Never say Never.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Lost a friend

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Sorry to hear that Pocono. God rest their souls.
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: Lost a friend

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Thank you. I am sorry too. My condolences to his family.
Guess three were washed overboard Most crew had survival suits on. One of the three made it to a raft.
God speed Robin
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Lost a friend

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:37 pm

Damn PE, that sux. Condolences to the famiies from here on the hill also.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:28 am

Sorry to hear of Robin losing his life at sea. How did it come that that weren't in a safe port during the storm? Sad situation.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:44 am

Sorry to hear of your loss of a friend Pocono, I have always heard of ships being safer out at sea but I guess Sandy was just too big.
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:52 pm

It's very sad to find out the HMS Bounty has had it's last voyage. The Ship and Crew were well known in our small town of Boothbay Harbor.
The largest marine railway, 700 ton, north and east of Boston is at the Old Frank l. Sample Shipyard in the harbor....The Bounty spent about three weeks on the railway hauled out for repairs in late September to mid October. My GF snapped a few pics of th Bounty a couple of weeks ago...will try to post asap.
We all feel a great loss for the Captain, Crew and Ship.

Eddie
10_22_12_bounty.png
(118.7 KiB) Viewed 26 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Last time the Bounty was launched @ Samples Shipyard 10-22-12 Boothbay Harbor, Maine
[nepathumb]37522[/nepathumb]
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:18 pm

P.E.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with those that are lost.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: Dennis On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:56 pm

It's a sad day indeed.I saw this yesterday.RIP
http://www.dvidshub.net/video/159583/co ... I7j5oa8iuk
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:27 pm

A sad day for sure. I heard a report that said they were leaving the storm area and should have had enough time to make it, but for some unknown reason started taking on water. Disaster followed. Life at sea is always close to God.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:20 am

Terrible as it is, Robbin was doing what he loved best. I wonder if something was amiss after the haul out and thus the water intrusion went unnoticed till the diesel stopped and the genset stopped thus no pumps. I wish he could have run her aground and saved all. Sandy was the pilot on this one ;)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:28 am

Bummer. Sounds like He was a good guy and living his dream. That's ain't all bad. Most of us never get close to doing that so I applaud the life of this man. As is Tradition, the Captain is the last (and so most likely) to be lost with his ship.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:31 am

Unfortunate circumstances usually happen to the best people. My condolences to the families of the lost crew members.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Lost a friend & Bounty Sank!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:32 pm

.....As a twist of fate, last night , Boston's TV station WHDH Channel 5 did a 'Chronicle' segment on Booth Bay and as you now know, the Bounty had been there for some time; and the Capt. was in the interviews and a few of the crew.
Seemed like great folks, who truly loved the sea and the adventures it provides. They were able to pass doing something they truly loved......and how many of us will be so lucky. :?: :!: :?:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB