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Captain’s Log – Fiji

If you happened to be on social media on 29 or 30 August, you no doubt will have read Fiji’s latest tale. For those of you who don’t know (though considering her fame I imagine there are few who do not) Fiji is our ship’s cat. She first joined the ship at the magical island […]

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Applying for the Atlantic Voyage 2020-2021

Every voyage Picton Castle makes is different – partly because of the itinerary or the weather conditions, but most significantly because of the people who are aboard.  Each voyage has its own unique character because of the crew.  We’re gearing up for our next big voyage, which will start in the spring of 2020.  It’s […]

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Day’s Run – 23-25 August 2019

Position: Alongside Erie Maritime Museum, Erie PA Weather: Sunny and warm with a light Easterly breeze. Saturday turned partly cloudy and a bit cooler, and on Sunday much of the same with the winds changing to Southeasterly. Ship’s Work: We continue the work on the little wooden dory ANN on the dock next to the […]

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Day’s Run – 10 August 2019

Position: Alongside Government Dock, Sarnia Weather: Mostly sunny and warm with light Westerly breeze. Forecast steady until late Monday (possible thunderstorm). Ship’s Work: Some spot painting and cleaning ETD Sarnia 0800 Monday 12 August. Pilot is booked. Captain’s Comments: Trainee Drea finished making a new Cook Islands flag. It is superb. Work on ANN continues. […]

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Day’s Run – 7 August 2019

Position: Anchored St James’s Harbour, Beaver Island Weather: AM partly cloudy and sunny with light Southerly winds; PM Cloud increasing & winds filling in from the Southwest. Forecast isolated thunderstorms late afternoon lasting till early AM. ETD Beaver Is 1730 Wed ETA Sarnia 0800 Fri Ship’s work: Painting & Varnishing Shape #11 floor for ANN […]

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Day’s Run – 5 August 2019

Current Position: Manitou Passage, Lake Michigan Weather: Sunny and cool with moderate Northerly winds. Earlier passage of cold front and thunderstorm with cool and gusty Northwesterly winds and heavy rain. Training: Ratline seizing (for advanced hands) Ship familiarisation for new hands MOB, Fire & Abandon Ship drills

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Day’s Run – Kenosha

2 – 4 August 2019 Position: Alongside Wolfen Buettel Park, Kenosha WI Weather Saturday: Sunny & warm with light Easterly winds. Forecast gentle Westerly winds with a chance of a thunderstorm. Weather Sunday: Very warm with cloud increasing and a gentle Southerly breeze. Light shower of rain in late afternoon. Cooler. Visitors Friday: 3589 Visitors […]