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Day's Run Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 29 June, 2019

Day 1 of the event in Toronto – the Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto. Ship’s work:  Dry sails, Launch both boats, Set up second gangway. Prepare ship to open to public: Put up signage for visitors, rope barriers across areas where the public is not permitted, crew briefing on what to expect at the first tall ship […]

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Day's Run Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 27 June, 2019

The time log of our passage through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway continues: 0100 in Snell Lock 0120 Pilot exchange 0135 clear Snell 0220 in Eisenhower Lock 0238 clear Eisenhower 0620 in Eisenhower Lock 0630 Pilot exchange 0650 clear Eisenhower 1445 alongside Clayton, New York, USA 1605 depart Clayton for Toronto 1805 Pilot […]

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Day's Run Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 26 June, 2019

Today was the day we travelled through the locks of the St Lawrence Seaway. This is the time log from the ship, to give you an idea of the time is takes a square rigged barque to travel through the locks. 0830 Heave up port anchor 0900 heave short starboard anchor 0910 Pilot boards, 0920 […]

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Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 25 June 2019

0530 There was a delay with the pilot and Picton Castle was put in the queue. Asked to call again in the evening for an update. 1625 called GLPA for update. Prospect is for 1045 tomorrow morning at St Lambert. Ship’s work: Some of the wood on the stairs needed some oiling. Install new bunk […]

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Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 24 June 2019

1345 Seaway inspectors Lauzon and Wood board. Boat transfer through Longueuil Club Nautique and the captain gave the boat’s a new Picton Castle truckers cap to say thanks. 1445 Seaway inspectors depart, inspection successfully passed. 1500 Ordered pilots for 0530 departure tomorrow and 0700 St Lambert GLPA. Linesmen for lock arranged. Ship’s work: Lots more […]

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Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 23 June 2019

An early start expected tomorrow morning 0340 for 0400 pilot & heave up both anchors as the Harbour pilot is confirmed for 0400 and will remain aboard during inspection & until inside the lock. Captain Lorenzen has been in frequent contact with Captain Miles of the Pride of Baltimore II, and also with Captain Watson […]

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Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 22 June 2019

Ship’s work: To get through the St Lawrence Seaway locks, we need to make ourselves as skinny as possible – so take in anything that would make us wider than the hull of the ship. In addition to taking and stowing on deck anything that hangs outside of the hull’s footprint (for example boats that […]

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Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 21 June 2019

Ship’s work: Paint buff bulwarks, lower masts, port side galley house & fo’c’sl head trim, spot paint buff where possible Spot paint red and green.  Paint fiddley deck & engine room ladders 0430 Pilot transfer at Trois Rivieres meant a very early start to the day! 1700 the pilots disembarked and at 1730 the wind […]

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Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 20 June 2019

20 June 2019 Ship’s work: Finish rigging canal fenders, stowing the hold and commenced painting fiddley deck plates, finish prep engine room ladders for painting as well. Pilot exchange off Quebec 1000 this morning, without a hitch. Good and friendly new pilots who are very interested in the ship & what she does. Position: At […]

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Great Lakes 2019 Summer 2019

Bound for the Great Lakes

It’s been a bit quiet here on the Captain’s Log for the past couple of weeks while we’ve all been busy getting Picton Castle ready to sail again.  She arrived in Lunenburg on June 1, completing her seventh world circumnavigation voyage, and sailed again on June 15 to start her summer voyage to the Great […]