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Toronto then Bound Down the St. Lawrence River

Picton Castle wrapped up a two-week stay in Toronto this past Sunday, casting off the mooring lines and heading out into Lake Ontario and then down the St. Lawrence River towards Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, which is our home base. You may have noticed that Toronto wasn’t on our original itinerary for this voyage. We […]

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Day’s Run – 8 May, 2016

REMARKS: After a night of sailing in moderate conditions under Topsails and Courses (still with the ever present fog) this morning it came on to blow fresh. By 1100 the wind was up to Force 8 from the South and all hands were called to take in and furl Upper Topsails and the Mainsail. As […]

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Day’s Run – 7 May, 2016

This day finds us continuing to motor sail to the ESE with cold rain and fog. What wind there was has gone away and we have taken in all square sail. The sea conditions have calm down too from the day before and most of the crew who were feeling the sea sickness yesterday are […]

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Day’s Run – 6 May 2016

Picton Castle hove up anchor this morning from Rose Bay outbound for sea. We started our voyage to La Rochelle, France yesterday departing from our wharf in Lunenburg Harbour in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada a little after 3pm. We then anchored up for the night with a view to getting the crew one more night to get used to […]

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Departing Lunenburg – 5 May 2016

We set sail from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada this afternoon, bound for La Rochelle, France to start the first passage of the Back-to-Back Transatlantics Voyage. It’s damp and foggy today, but the weather looks fair for the next few days. Thank you to everyone in Lunenburg who continues to support what we do. We love […]