What were they thinking? The ship was built in 1962 for a movie and was a real three mast sailing ship similar to the original HMS Bounty. It was apparently equipped with the latest technological gear which allowed the fools to call for help when they began taking water off the Outer Banks of N.C aka "the graveyard of the Atlantic. The skipper, who had piloted the ship for the last 17, years insisted that it was safer at sea than it would have been in port in Conn. The ship is gone and the skipper, Capt Walbridge is missing. The crew refuses to speak to the media and there isn't much coverage of the disaster.