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Full Scholarships for Bosun School Students Ages 35 and Under

Thanks to a few generous Picton Castle and Bosun School alumni and other donors , we are now able to offer full scholarships to every qualifying student aged 35 and under attending Bosun School this summer!  We are thrilled to make this hands-on marine technical training program available at no cost to young, up and […]

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Bosun School Starts June 27th, 2022

  This just in – Bosun School will begin on Monday June 27th, 2022! What could be better than spending time in and around boats in the summer sun on the coast of Nova Scotia?  Not much that we can think of, so that’s what we’ll be doing this summer in the seafaring port of […]

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Introduction to Sailmaking – at Bosun School…

Introduction to Sailmaking at Bosun School The day here on Lunenburg’s waterfront comes in cold, wet and snowy. The sky is gray and rivulets of water flow under the mushy slush in the gutters. A few boats in the harbour heave at their moorings in the raw buffeting southeasterly sea breezes coming in off the […]

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Announcing Bosun School in the Summer of 2022!

Spend your summer in the beautiful seaport of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, sharpening and building your marine skills! Bosun School was established and designed for people who already have some ship or boat experience and want to dive deeper into the skills you’ll need aboard a vessel.  Whether you’ve sailed on a tall ship, a […]

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Bosun School Summer 2021 Graduation

Last week we marked the end of the Bosun School Summer 2021 program with a graduation ceremony for the students. It had been a wonderful summer for Bosun School on the Lunenburg Waterfront: a lot was learned and a lot of very hard work was put forward by the students over the past three months, […]

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Bosun School for Rigging and Sailmaking, Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022

We are very pleased to announce two upcoming sessions of the Bosun School, one focused on rigging in the autumn of 2021 and one focused on sailmaking in the winter of 2022.  Both sessions will take place in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. Bosun School is designed to help up-and-coming mariners enhance their hands-on seamanship skills.  […]

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Introduction to Caulking

Yesterday afternoon, Captain Moreland led a workshop that introduced the Bosun School students to caulking.  We had been waiting until more of our students arrived to get into this specialized skill.  Our gang of Canadian students started in mid July and we have been joined over the past few days mostly by students from the […]

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Overhauling Moorings at the Dory Shop With Ironbound Rigging

Last week, Bosun School students were given an excellent opportunity to learn about fixed moorings by helping overhaul moorings at the Dory Shop to make them safe and secure. Moorings are like permanent anchors for vessels. They serve the same purpose but are quite different than anchors. Captain Michael Moreland of Ironbound Rigging was engaged […]

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Bosun School – Launching the Semi-Dory and Rocky

Last Friday in Lunenburg the sun was shining, and it was such a beautiful day on the waterfront. It was the perfect opportunity for Bosun School students to launch two of the Picton Castle’s wooden boats and practice some rowing! But first the team had to get the boats to the beach to launch. This […]

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Bosun School Students Tour the BLUENOSE II

The beautiful, world-renowned Schooner BLUENOSE II is a Lunenburg, Nova Scotia icon. She is one of the largest two-masted schooners in the world. The original Bluenose was launched as a Grand Banks fishing and racing schooner on 26 March 1921 in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was designed by William Roué and built by the Smith […]