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Good Sailing

Friday May 26, 2017 After a boisterous few days under sail in strong conditions first light broke with a clear sky this morning, our first since Picton Castle set out from Charleston after an excellent meeting of Tall Ships there. With the ship quietly rolling along under tops’ls and the fores’l at about 5.5 knots […]

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Departing Charleston

By Allison Steele Tuesday May 23, 2017 After a 10 day passage the crew were excited to stop at our first port of call this summer and join an international fleet of tall ships in Charleston South Carolina, USA.  The Picton Castle saw over 3,000 visitors during the three-day event and reveled in the attention.  It was a very […]

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Captain’s Log – 14 May, 2017 – Along the Coast of North Carolina

Written by Purser Allison Steele Waking at 0700 to a beaming sun was a far cry from the overcast and rainy morning of yesterday. Gone were the 10-foot swells and foul weather gear as some crew donned shorts and sandals today and spent extra time during their off watch to pitch in on deck. A […]

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Captains Log – 13 May 2017 – Approaching Cape Hatteras

Well, the Picton Castle has had a pretty good run down from Lunenburg, bound for Charleston by way of close in to Cape Hatteras. We have been under power the whole way, sad to say. We steamed out of Lunenburg and headed southwest to skirt south of George’s Bank east of Cape Cod. We did […]

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Captain’s Log – 11 May, 2017

By Allison Steele, Purser As we steam south and westward, towards our rendezvous with other tall ships at Charleston South Carolina, USA, the Picton Castle has shaken out the cobwebs after her winter alongside the wharf in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and is operating as the stout sea-going vessel she is.  Today we are skirting just […]

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Captain’s Log – May 9 2017

Anchored in the beautiful old fishing port of Lunenburg Harbour, Nova Scotia, the Picton Castle crew woke up at 0715 to a cold drizzle and overcast day but spirits were high as we knew we were preparing to get underway and head to sea. We had left our dock and gone to anchor two days ago […]