Captain's Log

Archive for August, 2019

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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. Shaping of floors and frames has commenced. The final plank (for now) has come off her starboard side. Ship’s Carpenter Mark will shape it today (Sunday). After that, frames and floors will be replaced. Trying something new during this tall ship event and set up on the quarter deck to do some interactive sailmaking. This proved to be popular with visitors. Sent most of the crew and trainees off on Friday to sail on Appledore 4 during the Parade of Sail. Things are ticking over nicely.

Fiji and Tigress have received a big “Welcome” present from the VCA (Blue Cross Animal Hospital). It contains collars, toys, dental dry food and a scratching post for their claws made from cardboard.

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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

Training & Workshops:

New hands safety aloft and up & over

New hands “Meet the Captain”

Security drill all hands: Security awareness, crowd management, restricted areas, threat identification, communication channels, individual responsibilities & threat response.

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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 Saturday: 3000

Visitors Sunday: 3300

Ship’s work:

Continue planking ANN

Spot paint

Installed 4x new house batteries

Workshop & Training:

Overhauling blocks

Ship familiarity with new hands

Captain’s Comments: Semi Dory went out for a row. It was fun for the people who did all the repair work to get to enjoy the fruits of their labour!

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