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Lunenburg Meet the Crew

Captain’s Log – A Bosun’s Work

September 22, 2011 On August 30th, 2011, when the Picton Castle’s 3rd official Bosun School commenced, we welcomed eight eager students to the program. Almost a month has passed since that first introductory day and so we felt it was time for another Captain’s Log to allow some of our supporters, alumni and sailing enthusiasts […]

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Lunenburg

Lunenburg Seamen’s Thanksgiving Service

Every year, the community pauses to give thanks for its seafaring residents returning safely to land, and to remember those who did not. Lunenburg’s seafaring heritage has seen generations of people going to sea, whether for fishing, carrying cargo, even rum running during Prohibition. Picton Castle is proud to call Lunenburg one of our homes […]

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Bosun Scool Lunenburg

Bosun School Begins

September brings back-to-school time, even for us on the Picton Castle.  The Bosun School has been in session for two weeks now and students are starting to settle in to the daily routine of classes, projects and work.  The Bosun School is a land-based skills development for young people ages 18-30 who have some experience […]

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Meet the Crew Miscellaneous

Danmark Crossing the Atlantic

Picton Castle‘s Chief Mate on the Atlantic Voyage and World Voyage 5, Michael Moreland, is now sailing aboard the Danmark, Denmark’s national sail training ship. He joined the vessel in Lisbon in July and the ship is bound across the Atlantic to Philadelphia with a full ship of cadets on a sail training voyage, before heading […]

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Meet the Crew Miscellaneous

Aboard the Danmark

What do our crew do after signing off the Picton Castle at the end of a long voyage? Well, a great many things. But here is one story. Chief Mate Michael J. Moreland was recruited by the S/V Danmark to become one of their petty officers. The Danmark is the state sailing school ship of […]