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Adventurers launch boat to re-create Capt. Bligh's voyage

Australian adventurer and solo round-the-world sailor Don McIntyre announced that Mike Perham, the world's youngest solo circumnavigator, has signed up as second in command for the 2010 Bounty Boat Expedition. This is a 4,000-mile re-enactment 221 years after Capt William Bligh and his supporting crew were forced into an open boat by the mutineering crew on HMS Bounty and successfully sailed from Tonga to Timor in the Pacific.

McIntyre and Perham will face the same deprivations, with little food, no charts or toilet paper and only the limited navigation implements that were available to Bligh.

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