Q: My mom told me that the Black Pearl from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies was destroyed from Hurricane Sandy. Are they going to build a new one if they’re going to have a fifth movie?
Kobe, Delaware, Ohio
A: It wasn’t the Black Pearl. The HMS Bounty ship replica, which had been built for filming Mutiny on the Bounty in 1960, portrayed the Edinburgh Trader in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. The Bounty sunk during Hurricane Sandy, on October 29, 2012.