by Meredith Laitos
Meredith Laitos is SAIL’s Senior Editor. She sails in and around Boston and specializes in charter destinations.
by Meredith Laitos, Posted April 20, 2010Following a mutiny aboard the British navy ship Bounty in 1789, Capt. Bligh was famously cast away in a 23-foot longboat with 18 crewmembers. He successfully navigated his way from Tonga to West Timor in 48 days, equipped with only 150 pounds of ship biscuits, 16 pounds of pork, six quarts of rum, six bottles of wine and 28 gallons of water. The crew had no charts, no compasses and no