About Jim WainwrightJim grew up in Mobile, Alabama on the Northern Gulf Coast. He has lived around the water all of his life and used it to fuel his adventurous spirit throughout the years. He first learned to sail on Dog River at age 8; when his grandmother gave him a small skiff that he soon turned into a pirate ship by using her sheets as sails and her broom for a mast.The guitar found a place in Jim's life around 6 years old. His dad, an accomplished musician in his own right, encouraged him to stay with it. Jim started writing songs and poems early because his mother was a writer and poet in the local writers guild. He always loved the idea of taking an acoustic guitar anywhere and making music. He played the pubs and sandy restaurants of Panama City in the 80's and 90's and is now playing for weddings, restaurants and parties wherever needed.Learning to scuba dive at an early age kindled a fire in Jim as he matured. He went from Open Water Diver to Open Water Scuba Instructor over the years and has enjoyed diving the world's oceans and blue water springs for many years. He has a special place in his heart for the Islands of the world. He loves photographing coral reefs and their inhabitants.
In Memory of the HMS BountyJim Wainwright has taken the story of the ill-fated tall ship “Bounty” and composed a nautical poem and ballad depicting the details of her last trip. She sunk in Hurricane Sandy off North Carolina on October 29, 2012.As determined by the Coast Guard, she should have never sailed. The captain and another crew member were lost. Of the 16 aboard 14 were rescued as the mighty Bounty sank to the bottom of the sea into Neptune’s Arms.
The Ballad and Poem were written to honor the men and
women who so bravely sailed Bounty over the years.
The ship will go down in history as one of the most
beautiful tall ships in the world... She will be missed.