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Captain’s Log – From A Parent’s Perspective

By Trudi Inglis Over the years, I’ve spoken with many parents and grandparents who have children or grandchildren who want to come and sail on one of Picton Castle’s voyages.  One thing we all know about parents (grand or otherwise) is that they tend to worry. And if they’re talking to me, then they’re worrying […]

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Why I’d Love to Sail to the South Pacific

This is Trudi writing. Someone who has never sailed in Picton Castle or any other sail training vessel. People wonder how on earth I ended up working for a tall ship being so entirely unfamiliar with sail training or sailing ships or sailing at all.  Living locally, I knew of the Picton Castle of course, […]

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Bosun School Graduation

On Friday, December 13th Bosun School 2019 came to an end, and we held an end-of-year celebration at the Dory Shop here in Lunenburg. There was absolutely delicious food prepared by our Bosun School Cook Chantale, followed by a few speeches (by Luneburg’s Mayor Bailey, Class Valedictorian Gwen, Captain Lorenzen, and Captain Moreland) and then […]

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Around the World Rum

Lunenburg is known for many things, not least of which is rum-running. Those days are long gone, and while rum-running is no longer a part of our daily life here in Lunenburg, we certainly consider this to be a nod to our former glory days. Since shortly before Picton Castle sailed from Lunenburg back in […]

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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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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 […]