Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
In the coming summer of 2019 the Sail Training Ship, the Barque Picton Castle is offering a spot aboard for a scholarship boat carpenter internship.
Picton Castle will join the fleet of sailing ships voyaging the Great Lakes of Canada and the USA on this year’s Tall Ships Challenge series.
Carpenter and shipwright projects that will be carried out this summer will include the ongoing restoration and rebuild of the wooden 16′ South Pacific copra/fishing sloop from Palmerston Atoll, Ann, built in 1958. Caulking and pitching, block repair, ship systems, as well as gaining familiarity and competence in sailing this deep-water square-rigged ship.
This is rare opportunity for the advanced beginner boat carpenter to enrich skills and apply and practice them in a traditional tall ship environment under the direction of the captain. This is a full bursary position including room and board. The successful applicant must provide for travel insurance and is responsible for travel to and from ship. No age restrictions, just a solid sober and work ethic keen to learn. June through mid-September. Join in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Voyage dates are June 10 to September 11, 2019.
Captain Daniel D. Moreland and Captain Dirk Lorenzen