BATH — The HMS Bounty, a three-masted tall ship, is sailing into port today and will be open to the public for tours this weekend.

The ship is a full-scale reproduction of the original British merchant ship that gained notoriety following the successful mutiny by a portion of the ship’s crew during a voyage to Tahiti and the West Indies. This reproduction was built in 1960 as an exact replica for the filming of “Mutiny on the Bounty,” a 1960s movie based on the mutiny.

The HMS Bounty Organization LLC purchased the replica in 2001 and has made it their mission to keep the ship sailing and used for teaching square-rigged sailing and seamanship. After its stop in Bath, the HMS Bounty will continue on its voyage to the 2010 Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge and then return to its winter home in Florida by November.

Dockside tours near the Maine Maritime Museum will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for those younger than 18. Each visitor will also receive a half-price admission coupon for the Maine Maritime Museum to be used during the weekend.

For more information, visit www.tallshipbounty.org.


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