William Bligh's epic voyage in an open boat in 1789

November 29, 2012 

I noticed your comment about the lifeboat of the Roger B. Taney. (See "Liberty ship Liberty shipa Roger B Taney torpedoed in the South Atlantic on the 2nd. of July 1943") You should note that William Bligh of the Bounty, sailed from the Friendly Isles to Coupang, a distance of about 3,600 miles in 48 days in 1789.

Jonathan Chu
Professor of History
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02125

Jonathan Chu

I am beholden to Professor of History Jonathan Chu at the University of  Massachusetts Boston for reminding me of William Bligh's epic voyage in an open boat in 1789.

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