Nelson was the cook on the Yankee when it raised the anchor.
A précis of what he wrote to the Bureau is as
“ (The anchor) had been searched for many times, but not in the direction in which it turned out to have been set. There are not many straight lines in Nature except for the very conspicuous horizon. Thus, when one of our crew spotted the fluke of the anchor, though heavily coral encrusted, sticking up in the air from the sea bottom about 50 feet down, it aroused his curiosity and he investigated further. Once above the water, it was laid over one of the Pitcairners’ 37 foot wooden Longboats and carried into shore. We “Yankees” were all excited at the discovery. Once it was hoisted off the bottom and could be seen in its entirety, it became more and more likely that it actually had come from the Bounty.
Once on land, the whole island population took a great personal interest in it, looking it over carefully and talking about it.
The recovery of the Bounty’s anchor was indeed a highlight of our 18 month voyage around the world. I am a very fortunate person in having been able to make such a memorable voyage”.
|60c, $1.00, $1.20, $2.50||4 stamps in a strip with central tab.||$5.30|
|First Day Cover with set||$6.30|
||Lucas Kukler, Nairobi, Kenya||Pitcairn
to you by:
|Printer :||Wyatt and
Wilson, Christchurch, New Zealand
|Process :||Offset Litho|
|Stamp Size :||42.27 mm x 30.23 mm|
|Format :||4 stamps in a strip with central tab. Full sheets contain two vertical panes of five strips per pane.|
|Perforation Gauge :||13.2 x
|Denominations :||60c, $1.00, $1.20 and $2.50|
Chancellor Litho gummed stamp paper.
Period of Sale :
April 2007 for a period of 2 years.