an aircraft carrier or destroyer or heavy cargo ship is safer at sea, but this was a top heavy mockup of a square rigger wooden sailing ship, many of whose bones litter the graveyards of the Atlantic along our coast
“Pride of Baltimore” lost some years ago, though not from a forecast hurricane
Tragic miscalculation by the Captain, RIP
I cannot see any good sensible excuse why they were out at sea off the coast of North Carolina during a hurricane that was tracking for a week or more
I agree. Tragic miscalculation. They must have sailed a south-southwesterly track. I could see a decision to go due east from Connecticut in an attempt to save the ship, but never to try to get to Florida during one of the most massive storms in our history.