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Day’s Run – 30 July 2019

Position: Alongside Fire Dock, Sturgeon Bay              Weather: Partly cloudy and cool with a gentle westerly wind; clearing and warming in afternoon with light winds tending Northeast to East. Southerly winds forecast for tomorrow. Ship’s work: Some varnishing & painting New door handle for foc’s’le door installed Continue semi dory repair Install lifting chain for bow […]

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Day’s Run – Green Bay Festival

26-28 July Position: Alongside Leicht Park, Green Bay Weather Friday: Very warm and quite muggy with moderate to gusty South/Southwesterly winds. Some sprinkle Weather Saturday: hot and muggy with light Southerly winds. Partly cloudy. Weather Sunday: Cloud increasing. Mild thunderstorm and showers of rain associated with a weak cold front in the evening. Hot and […]

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Day’s Run – 25 July 2019

Position: Alongside Leicht Park, Green Bay Ship’s work Wednesday: Paintings lots of bits & pieces Clean quarter deck Set up ship for public boarding Ship’s work Thursday: Penetrol quarter deck Sanding & painting Hoist ANN onto dock Thorough clean of ship after yesterday’s dust storm USCG inspection. Another lot of very impressed inspectors. Training: Up […]

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Day’s Run – 20 July 2019

Position: Alongside Wenonah Park, Bay City Weather: Hot & humid, late afternoon thunderstorm with gale-force gusts Saturday Ship’s work: Cleaned out main engine exhaust manifold All LED lights now installed on all bunks. Captain’s Comments: The event in Bayport was a very well-managed one – hardly surprising, with all of their experience. Security present but […]

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Day's Run Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 14 July 2019

Last day of the event at Cleveland and we had the most visitors across our deck: 2500. What a day! Pilot booked for tomorrow morning 1000.  Some early morning fresh provisioning before departure. Planning an anchorage at Port Huron. Captain’s Comments:  As seems to be the theme of this summer’s voyage of tall ship celebrations […]

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Day's Run Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 13 July 2019

Ship’s work: Yesterday we sent down the spanker as it needs repair, so today we bend on the new spanker to replace it. Spot painting. Captain’s Comments: More today than yesterday: 2,425 visitors crossed our decks today. Position: Alongside #30, Cleveland Weather: Sunny and cooler with a moderate Northerly breeze. Forecast light winds turning Southeast. […]

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Day's Run Summer 2019

Day’s Run – 12 July 2019

Ship’s work:  Send down spanker for repair Commence Sea Never Dry repairs. Sea Never Dry is a traditional (yet colourful) dory that has sailed around the world with us many times. A lovely wooden dory built by Lunenburg’s Dory Shop. Dry sail Prepare Picton Castle for the public – our first day of an open ship for […]

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Day’s Run – 10 July 2019

Today we departed Buffalo. The Pilot came aboard 0915 – a bit earlier than we anticipated but we were ready for him. 1020 and we had cleared Port of Buffalo. The Mates had the crew break into watches. Ship’s work: Spot painting. Captain’s Comments: This will be an easy passage – one night across Lake […]

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Day’s Run – 9 July 2019

Ship’s work: Complete build and paint box for bladder tank Continue work on ANN Oil decks starboard Several small painting jobs around the ship Oil blocks Tar seizings and ratline clove hitches starboard fore Some tarring on quarter deck Training: Up & over with all new hands wanting to go aloft. Continue ship familiarisation New […]

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Day’s Run – 8 July 2019

Ship’s work: Paint buff and black Oil decks port side Bend fore T’Gallant Mend spanker Workshops: Walk-through fire drill Sail drills Captain’s Comments:  Familiarisation of new hands continues. Having bid farewell to the other ships who were in Buffalo with us, the crew is happy to take a quiet day without the bustle of an […]