Monday, October 12th, 2015
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Overcast, cool, H 14c L 11c, barometer 1010
It is so exciting watching the ship coming back together. From all of the sails, yards and masts that were taken down in August, it is
amazing to see the reverse process. The crew is gaining so much first hand learning, understanding and experience with their ship. One can certainly make the argument that beginning a voyage this way is so much better than simply showing up on day and sailing the next. Today, being a short workday, the 12-4 and 4-8 watches were done at noon. The 8-12 had the on-duty watch and though they had to stay on the ship many got started on fun personal projects. For example, lanyards were being made for newly acquired rigs and old rigs were fixed up. Some crew brought out their
guitars to play on the wharf during the afternoon and at the end of the day we had a showing of the movie SS Marta in the warehouse.
Ships Work: Bent on fore and main lower topsails (which means attaching the sails to the yards); continued head stay seizings; continued painting chain plates; continued coating t’gallant yards.