Overboard Like Flynn — April 7

08 Apr

Who was he?

– He deliberately looked a lot like Flynn.

– He was to be thrown overboard from the Bounty

– He received a last-minute gubernatorial pardon

Two imsges immediately below added 6pm Thursday. April 8:

— Tim


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  1. Gentleman Tim

    April 8, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    See two new photo clues just added above

    The Bounty in St. Petersburg…

  2. barb

    April 9, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Don’t laugh, but the second image looks like the original logo of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I believe it was intended to look like Flynn, but I’ve no idea about the other two images.

    • Gentleman Tim

      April 9, 2021 at 11:28 pm

      correctamundo, barb! That is a faux version of Tampa Bay’s former Bucco Bruce, humorously featuring Tom Brady. The original Bucco Bruce was based predominantly on Errol, with an admixture of John LaFitte, and D’Artigan.…

      • Ralph Schiller

        April 10, 2021 at 2:29 am

        Tim; The MGM ship “The Bounty” was destroyed by bad weather. I was lucky to have boarded her once. As to your question? I’m stumped.

        • Gentleman Tim

          April 10, 2021 at 8:40 pm

          Very cool you boarded the MGM HMS Bounty, Ralph! Relatively few outside of St. Petersburg ever did. Because I have family there, and because of its preeminent baseball soring training history, l have seen the Bounty many times over the years. I remember when it first arrived as a tourist attraction (when I took a tour of it) and I saw it a year or so before Hurricane Sandy sunk it off of the North Carolina coast. Based on what I saw, the HMS Bounty was far more of a museum than a ship capable of sailing the high seas. Thus, I was absolutely stunned when I heard it was out at sea during Sandy. Mr. Christian would have mutinied before executing such a horrendously reckless decision…

        • Gentleman Tim

          April 10, 2021 at 9:03 pm

          Making the story even more interesting, especially for us here on the EFB, is that docked next to the MGM Bounty for many years at the famous St. Pete Pier was what was purported to be Errol’s yacht, the Tonga – which also was sunk in a hurricane (in St. Petersburg during Hurricane Elena.

… errol flynn st. pete&source=bl&ots=henAKfdnsX&sig=ACfU3U3IP4DnNBSH_SqFyEu3znun6CtlTg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjy5qTixPTvAhVPc98KHRoCCWIQ6AEwEXoECA0QAg#v=onepage&q=tonga errol flynn st. pete&f=false

          Zorro John Carroll, who lived (and died) in St.Pete, also once owned the Tonga.