Sad news from the East Coast.  One of the biggest hurricanes in years to hit the east coast has already sank the HMS Bounty, a tall ship replica that visited Duluth in 2010.  14 of 16 Crew Members have been rescued.

From the Chicago Tribune:

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday rescued 14 of the 16 crew who abandoned the replica tall ship HMS Bounty while in the path of Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina, using helicopters to lift them from life rafts, the Coast Guard said.  The Coast Guard continued to search for the two missing crew members about 160 miles from the eye of the storm. Officials had previously reported 17 aboard but later revised the figure to 16.

The first of two MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters arrived on scene at about 6:30 a.m. (1030 GMT) and hoisted five people to safety, and a second helicopter arrived and rescued nine people, the Coast Guard said.

A C-130 Hercules aircraft was searching for the two missing crew members and a third rescue helicopter was on its way, the Coast Guard said.

 

The HMS Bounty was the tall ship that was docked behind the DECC that many people were able to board and tour during the Tall Ship festival in 2010.