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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A floating movie set that was used in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise docked in Wilmington and is available for tours this weekend.
The tall ship HMS Bounty arrived at Wilmington’s downtown Riverfront Park, near the corner of North Water and Princess streets, on Thursday, May 17 at 9 a.m., according to the Wilmington Harbor Enhancement Trust. The Wilmington Fire Department’s fireboat Atlantic VI met the ship at the Memorial Bridge and escorted it to the dock.
The HMS Bounty will be open to the public for tours from Friday through Sunday, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. daily. The tours will cost $10 for adults, $5 for children over 7, and will be free for children 7 and under. Souvenirs will be available for purchase.
The 180-foot long replica of the famous 18th century ship was built in the early 1960s as a movie set for Mutiny on the Bounty, featuring Marlon Brando. It has also been used for filming in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.
The ship, which is owned and operated by the HMS Bounty Organization based in East Setauket, New York, is making stops at various ports on the east coast.
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