A cocktail party on the "Bounty" raised more than $10,000 for the Plymouth 400 Committee.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
The State Pier was the place to be on Aug. 24 as the familiar masts of the Mayflower II were joined by the tall ship HMS Bounty, a small contingent of 18th century British “Redcoats,” and more than a hundred guests who were there to support the Plymouth 400. The event managed to raise more than $10,000 for the organization, which will be used to help match a $250,000 grant that Plymouth’s legislative delegation secured in the recently passed state budget. In keeping with the evening’s South Pacific theme, guests donned Hawaiian shirts or dresses. Some, in a nod to the vessel’s 1790 mission, wore period attire. They were greeted by soldiers from the King’s Tenth Regiment of Foot and Sixty Fourth Regiment of Foot who were in full battle …
The Bounty, the replica ship built for the 1962 Marlon Brando movie, will dock in Plymouth Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Days after the oldest warship in the world, the USS Constitution, sailed for the first time in 15 years, another ship with a famous name under sail and headed here. The HMS Bounty a replica of the famous British warship, and star of the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty and Disney's Pirates of the Caribean, Dead Man's Chest, is scheduled to dock in Plymouth Friday, Aug. 24. During the Bounty’s stay in Plymouth, it will be open for tours Aug. 24 from noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 25 from noon to 8 p.m. and Aug. 26 from noon to 7 p.m. Tour prices will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 5 can take the tour for free. All tour proceeds go to the continued support of the ship. Plymouth 400 will host a cocktail reception onboard Bounty, …