The tall ship Bounty was, at the time, the "only ship to be built from the keel up especially for a motion picture" -- the 1962 big screen Hollywood remake of Mutiny on the Bounty. And Robin Walbridge was Bounty's Captain for 17 years until he and the ship were lost at sea. 

Lecturer & Filmmaker


Thanks to Lee Perkins, Chief Librarian and Greta Evans, Tech Service Supervisor at Rice Library in Kittery, Maine for hosting "No Mutiny This Time"

Featuring the video essay, "Bounty & Her Captain"

​​​No Mutiny This Time

Mr. Novello uses the official reports from the United States Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to provide the facts and his video essay, "Bounty & Her Captain", to provide context. 

The "video essay" Bounty & Her Captain is not a documentary, but similar to a print essay, conveys a perspective that is part testimonial, part shipbuilding and part Hollywood ballyhoo. 

This hour program is a combination lecture and video presentation about the circumstances and aftermath of the sinking of the tall ship, Bounty, during Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012.  

Preview to"Bounty & Her Captain" 

What started as an educational video about shipbuilding featuring a famous Hollywood dockside attraction and her captain became a tragic story about negligence. And explores the question - "What would I have done in this situation - follow the captain's decision or say no"? 

Neil D. Novello  207 438 8184

novellospeaks@gmail.com


Boothbay Harbor Library presentation of "No Mutiny This Time" had an excellent turnout and  discussion featuring, my video "Bounty & Her Captain".  


Photo by Joseph John Orchulli, II