THUNDER BAY – The world’s most famous tall ship, star of the silver screen and ports around the world, will be arriving in Thunder Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Once in port, the H.M.S. Bounty will spend several hours off-loading and preparing for the public tours. Visit www.bountyarrival.webs.com on Aug. 3 to check the status of its arrival time.
Although the vessel will not be accessible to the public on Aug. 3, organizers are encouraging residents to watch her majestic entrance into the harbour that day from Hillcrest Park. There will be a floatilla escorting the Bounty into the break wall.
Public admission to the Bounty is $3/person (children under 2 are free) cash only, on Wednesday, Aug. 4 from 12 noon to 8 pm. There will be a free shuttle service operated by Caribou Coach from the Zellers Intercity parking lot from 11 am to 6:30 pm.
For those parking downtown, follow the pedestrian crossing on Camelot Street. The gate will be behind the Naval Monument, at the end of Pier 3, which will only be open Aug. 4 after 12 pm.
The vessel is not accessible for wheelchairs, walkers or strollers.
The Bounty’s visit will also coincide with a special Summer in the Park concert series from 6 – 9 pm, and will have its deck open to the public from noon until 8 pm on Aug. 4. There will also be a Heart of the Harbour Pirates Cove children’s area on St. Paul Street.
Nine lucky Thunder Bay residents will also be traveling to Duluth this weekend to board the Bounty and sail with her back to Thunder Bay.
Keep an “Internet-Eye” on the ship’s progress on NetNewsledger.com’s Ship Mapping feature.