SHIP PASSES THROUGH Pedro Miguel and MIRAFLORES LOCKS on its historic voyage
PANAMA CITY, Panama, May 8, 2008 – The H.M.S Bounty transited the Panama Canal through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks yesterday as part of a world wind promotional tour celebrating the ship’s historic significance. Crossing Canal waters for the first time since the 1990’s, the Bounty left St. Petersburg, FL on April 6, and is scheduled to visit the U.S. West Coast cities of San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles, among others, before arriving in Tahiti for the 220th Anniversary of its original arrival.
Recognizable by name for a maritime mutiny that took place more than 200 years ago and from cinematic roles in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1962 portrayal of “Mutiny on the Bounty,” and 2006’s “Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest,” the Bounty will depart Tahiti in October 2008 and ultimately return back to the United States through the Canal in January 2009.
About the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
The ACP is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The operation of the ACP is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the ACP’s Web site: http://www.pancanal.com/.