Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pitcarn Island

Pitcarn Island you are probably asking yourself where the heck is this place and why does the name sounds so familiar. The reason that this name may sound familiar to you is that this island had some very famous inhabitants at one time.Pitcarn Island is located in the South Pacific and at one time was inhabited by tribes with a Polynesian culture. They mysteriously disappeared in the 1400s. This has just added to the mystery and intrigue of the island.

This island is most remembered because the crew of the Bounty as in Mutiny on the Bounty settled on this island with their Tahitian wives in the 1790s.

After years of isolation from the outside world and American sailing vessel happened to stumble across this island in 1808. The American sailors expected to meet some type of hostile natives of the island but instead were greeted by English-speaking Anglo- Tahitians. Who were the direct descendants of the crew of the Bounty. And that is how the world learned of the story of what happened to the members of the crew.

So if you're looking for a remote place to live where you can forget the everyday stress of life Pitcarin Island would probably be a great choice for you. Because the population of the island only numbers about 50 people who are the direct descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty.