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Day’s Run – 27 June, 2017

By Ship’s Purser: Allison Steele Today we heaved up anchor at 0830 and headed to meet our pilot to take us through the Canso Strait. The Canso Strait is the waterway that divides mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. The Canso Canal was created between 1951 and 1953 and connects Chedabucto Bay on the […]

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Day’s Run – 25 June, 2017

By: Purser Allison Sunday Funday! Sunday at sea means a lighter work day for the crew. Although we are still a 24/7 ship and things still need to be cleaned, meals prepared and of course sailing, the crew will often work on their own projects or those of the ship. There was a splicing and […]

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Day’s Run – 16 June, 2017

By Purser Allison While anchored at Nahant just outside of Boston, the crew enjoyed a bright sunshiny morning and spiffed up the ship. She is glistening with new paint and varnish and looks beautiful and ready to receive visitors. As the Boston Tall Ship Festival will be a well attended and significant event, the crew […]

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Day’s Run – 15 June 2017

By Allison Steele, purser Today the crew was busy spiffing the ship up for our visit to Boston. With reggae music in the background, the crew painted, sanded and varnished, repaired ratlines and conducted our monthly inspection of all our safety equipment. Regular inspection not only ensures that it is in good working order but […]

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Day’s Run – 14 June 2017

By Allison Steele, purser Today as we made our way closer to Boston we were joined again by some curious marine life. The crew was busy with ship’s work including painting, varnishing and tarring. We also conducted some drills in tacking and wearing the ship to make sure we are snappy for the Parade of […]

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Atlantic Ocean Miscellaneous RDV2017 Rendezvous 2017 Summer 2017

Captain’s Log – Fish On!!

  Fish On!!! The best words shouted while at sea! On our sail to Bermuda or on any other passage, we like to drag a few lines in hopes of catching the elusive Mahi Mahi or any great fish we can lure aboard. Personally, my favourite rig is a 10-12′ bungee cord with 150lb test […]

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Day’s Run – 13 June, 2017

By: Purser Allison A beautiful day turning much warmer in the afternoon, the crew was joined by many curious marine animals. We saw no small amount of sharks, bottlenose dolphins. The crew also had full man overboard drill complete with a launching the rescue boat to retrieve our MOB practice buoy Lenny. Preparing and launching […]

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Day’s Run – 12 June, 2017

By Purser Allison We are approaching the Boston Harbour Shipping Lanes and have seen quite a bit of activity not just with vessels but with marine life. We were fortunate to see whales today that were quite curious about our comparatively small ship that they came to visit. Captain Sikkema held workshops on ratline splices, […]

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Captain’s Log – Bermuda Tall Ship Event

The City of Hamilton, Capital of Bermuda is nestled into the surrounding harbour, where we, the beautiful black PICTON CASTLE was at anchor. Not like a typical city that comes to mind, our view from the ship consisted of colourful buildings, none taller than three or four stories high, two clock towers and maybe a […]

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Day’s Run – 11 June, 2017

By Purser Allison Sunday Funday but the ship’s work is never done. Today we had two workshops; the first of which was bending on headsails after which crew used their new skills to bend on the flying jib. Captain Sikkema also conducted a workshop on splicing and whipping. Each crew member learned how to make an eye splice […]