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Day’s Run – 10 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, cool wind, H 18c L 10c, barometer 1013 The crew donned immersion suits for the first time this voyage. For many, this was the first time putting them on at all and such an occasion always gets a few laughs originating from the really snug wrist […]

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Day’s Run – 9 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Cool, clear skies, H 20c L 12c, barometer 1015 On land something as common place as having hot water is almost taken for granted. On the ship it is a virtual cause for celebration. A few days ago the Engineer had our brand new water heater come […]

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Day’s Run – 8 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, cool breeze, H 26c L 7c, barometer 1016 Ships Work: First coat of varnish/linseed on main t’gallant yard; install irons on main t’gallant yard; paint kedge anchor and griping spar (first coat); send main t’gallant yard aloft; bend on main top mast stays’l “F”; continue inventory […]

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Day’s Run – 7 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, warm, cool breeze, H 27c L 10c, barometer 1009 What a gorgeous day today was. The sun was shining and air warm as we went about our daily tasks. The 8-12 lucked out having today off, but then so did we as a work day hardly […]

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Day’s Run – 6 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, H 16c L 9c, barometer 1013 Aloft training part two – today everyone was able to have their first experience going out on the port or starboard fore yard. Under the supervision of the Captain, with a Mate and Lead Seaman on hand to give instructions, […]

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Day’s Run – 5 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Partly cloudy, warm, light cool wind, sunny, H 21c L 11c, barometer 1022 Today was a much anticipated day for most of the crew. Today, was ‘up and over’ day! Finally each new crew member will have the opportunity to head aloft. Directly after lunch the entire […]

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Day’s Run – 2 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, rain, H 12c L 10c, barometer 1024 Three more arrivals today means there are only three people yet to arrive and the entire crew will be on board. Lessons on all aspects of ship life continue. The Mates and Lead Seamen try to keep these sessions […]

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Day’s Run – 4 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Sunny, cool breeze, H 15c L 10c, barometer 1030. Much of what we do on the PICTON CASTLE involves a lot of coordinated effort from every person aboard. When I say this, your mind’s eye may immediately jump to the actual activity of sailing the ship which […]

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Day’s Run – 3 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Overcast, drizzle, light wind, H 12c L7c, barometer 1027 Along with the ongoing yard work projects, today each of the watches were rotated through a safety orientation. This one will be the first of many to come as the constant repetition enables crew members to become familiar […]

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Day’s Run: 1 October 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Rain, wind, temp 13c high 9c low Finally the day has arrived! Today is the official first day of the Trans-Atlantic Voyage. At muster this morning there were about 45 crew members ready and eager for the adventure to begin. Some have been here for a few […]