Atlantic Ocean Lunenburg Miscellaneous

Getting Ready for Sea

GETTING READY FOR SEA By: Captain D. Moreland A pretty deep, snowy and proper winter here in Lunenburg these days. The PICTON CASTLE is snugly moored to her wharf; 1,500 pound anchor and 300 feet of big anchor chain out in the harbour holding her against SE gales and storms to which this harbour is […]

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The Making of La Grande Traversée

Back in the summer of 2016, Picton Castle sailed on a transatlantic voyage where we filmed a television series on the way from La Rochelle, France to Quebec City, Canada.  The show was called La Grande Traversée and followed the lives of 10 “colonists” who lived life on board as it would have been for […]

Atlantic Ocean Miscellaneous RDV2017 Rendezvous 2017 Summer 2017

Captain’s Log – Fish On!!

  Fish On!!! The best words shouted while at sea! On our sail to Bermuda or on any other passage, we like to drag a few lines in hopes of catching the elusive Mahi Mahi or any great fish we can lure aboard. Personally, my favourite rig is a 10-12′ bungee cord with 150lb test […]

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Day’s Run – 13 June, 2017

By: Purser Allison A beautiful day turning much warmer in the afternoon, the crew was joined by many curious marine animals. We saw no small amount of sharks, bottlenose dolphins. The crew also had full man overboard drill complete with a launching the rescue boat to retrieve our MOB practice buoy Lenny. Preparing and launching […]

Atlantic Ocean Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016 La Grande Traversee

La Grand Traversée Airs Starting April 11, 2017

Picton Castle played the role of L’Esperance last summer as the French-language documentary La Grand Traversée was filmed on board while crossing the Atlantic Ocean. We will get to see the first episode when it airs tomorrow night, Tuesday April 11, 2017 on Radio-Canada. La Grand Traversée tells the story of ten “colonists” who made the […]

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Captain’s Log – Bosun School 2016

Bosun School is done for this year. Another excellent Bosun School session has come to a close here on the waterfront in Lunenburg. We had a fine gang of keen marine students. Since last September up until a few weeks ago they have been busy and hard at it. Under the leadership of long-time PICTON CASTLE […]

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Canal Preparations

Wednesday June 9, 2010 All hands worked yesterday to prepare the ship for transit through the Panama Canal. We were at anchor in Anchorage Area B, at the northwest corner of the harbour. We came through the giant breakwater on Monday afternoon to anchor, surrounded by lots of ships, some many times our size. In […]

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Approaching Panama

Monday June 7, 2010 After the Seamanship Derby yesterday, the crew were rewarded with a power shower, cold juice and popcorn, Donald had been saving some ice in the freezer. It has been surprisingly hot and muggy since we arrived in the Caribbean Sea, hotter than any of us remember it being before. Hotter than […]

Atlantic Ocean Lunenburg Meet the Crew Miscellaneous World Voyage 5

Seamanship Derby

Sunday June 6, 2010 Late last week, a mysterious posting appeared on the door to the salon, something about the 512th annual seamanship competition. All hands were warned to study up on their knots, steering, ship nomenclature and general seamanship skills in anticipation. Watches held secret meetings and study sessions, planning not only their compass […]

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Power Shower!

Friday June 4, 2010 A power shower, followed by part two of the splicing workshop, was the highlight of the afternoon for most of the crew. It’s really hot, hotter than usual at 33 degrees Celsius all day in the shade, and we’re all a bit on the sweaty side, so a power shower late […]