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Day’s Run – March 16, 2018

By Cara Lauzon Today we had the amazing opportunity to bend on the main sail while at sea. It is so sunny and beautiful, t-shirt weather even aloft! It was a really interesting as well cool experience and some of our new hands who had the chance to work aloft for the first time, for […]

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Day’s Run – March 15, 2018

Yesterday we said farewell to St George’s, Bermuda and got back to sea. The crew did an excellent job sailing the ship off the dock and out of the Town Cut showing off some good old fashioned square rig sail handling. Now that we are at sea our little world has changed again, it’s easy […]

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Painting in Bermuda

By Cara Lauzon Wednesday March 7, 2018 With the first sunny day this week there is a frenzy of painting, carpentry, and other work going on aboard Picton Castle here in St. George’s, Bermuda. Its been blowing so hard that the ship had what looked like a spider web of lines holding us to the […]

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Hello Bermuda!

Picton Castle arrived in Bermuda on Monday afternoon! After meeting the pilot to bring the ship in to St. George’s harbour through the Town Cut, Picton Castle tied up at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s. Longtime friend and crew member of Picton Castle, Paulina Brooks, who is from Bermuda, took these photos of the ship’s […]

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Day’s Run – February 26, 2018

Land Ho! Sighted Gibb Hill, Bermuda just after noon today. Its been a good passage and we are all looking forward to seeing our friends in Bermuda. A beautiful star filled night at sea last night and another bright and sunny day today. We should be entering the Town Cut at St. George’s, Bermuda late […]

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Day’s Run – February 25, 2018

What a change! Yesterday afternoon came with our much anticipated crossing of the Gulf Stream. Even when you have crossed in and out of this current before it is always a surprise just how quickly the world around you can change. Very suddenly the water temp shot up to 24°C and the air turned warm […]

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Day’s Run – February 24, 2018

We had our wind shift overnight as expected and early this morning got the ship turned to the South with a fresh West wind. The crew did a good job in the early morning hours getting sail back on to speed us along in our passage and steady out the ship’s motion. Though the sun […]

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Day’s Run – February 22, 2018

Picton Castle hove up anchor from Rose Bay this morning just before sunrise. Having left our berth in Lunenburg yesterday afternoon with all systems go, we are on our way to Bermuda. The crew spent the last few days bending on more sail to speed our passage along and enjoyed some unseasonably warm temperatures. It’s […]

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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Returning to Lunenburg

Because of a mechanical issue, Picton Castle is returning to our wharf in Lunenburg. The ship was close to home, still in Canadian waters, so we figured it is easiest and better to head back instead of working at sea this time of year to make the fix. The crew and cat are all well, […]

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RDV2017 Rendezvous 2017

Captain’s Log – Tall Ships Visit Bermuda

By Allison Steele June 5, 2017 As the Picton Castle prepares for departure to Boston, there are many things to reflect upon during our stay in Bermuda, mostly being the incredible hospitality of her people. With an influx of visitors for both the America’s Cup and the Tall Ship Races, the residents always found time to […]