Galveston makes pitch to attract HMS Bounty
GALVESTON, TX -- The official tall ship of Texas could be getting a floating neighbor.
The Galveston County Daily News reports owners of the replica tall ship HMS Bounty are considering berthing the vessel in Galveston from November to April.
The Wharves Board of Trustees, which governs the Port of Galveston, on Monday approved a $450 monthly rental deal.
The Bounty was built in 1960 by MGM Studios for use in the movie "Mutiny on the Bounty." It's now owned by The HMS Bounty Organization LLC, which has been seeking a winter port. The vessel is mainly used as a tourist attraction for tall ship events around the world.
Galveston is currently home to the 1877 tall ship Elissa, which is also listed as a National Historic Landmark.
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