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Applying for the Atlantic Voyage 2020-2021

Every voyage Picton Castle makes is different – partly because of the itinerary or the weather conditions, but most significantly because of the people who are aboard.  Each voyage has its own unique character because of the crew.  We’re gearing up for our next big voyage, which will start in the spring of 2020.  It’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]