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Adventure; Captain Bligh and the Child of Bounty


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Captain Bligh and the Child of Bounty
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Real-life stories which transport viewers on journeys set in remote mountain villages, endangered waterways, and through treacherous terrain. Each saga is filled with suspense and surprise for the modern day explorers who personify the spirit of discovery that lies at the heart of every ADVENTURE. See individual episodes for further descriptions. Series release date: 1987

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CAPTAIN BLIGH follows Australian mariner Ronald Bligh-Ware as he and his crew of eight retrace the extraordinary 1789 Tonga to Timor voyage of his ancestor, William Bligh, captain of the HMS BOUNTY. Bligh-Ware sails a replica of his ancestor's open long boat 4,000 miles across the South Pacific.



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Chicago: “Adventure; Captain Bligh and the Child of Bounty,” 08/19/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D95B27E04C544C09B4167A707492946.
MLA: “Adventure; Captain Bligh and the Child of Bounty.” 08/19/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D95B27E04C544C09B4167A707492946>.
APA: Adventure; Captain Bligh and the Child of Bounty. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3D95B27E04C544C09B4167A707492946
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