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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Bounty Bay

January 31st, 2014 The Picton Castle is anchor in Bounty Bay, Pitcairn Island. We sailed in and dropped the starboard anchor under sail a couple days ago. Don’t worry, the anchor had the chain on it. Pania, Lead Seaman and 8th generation descendant of the mutineers and their island wives steered us in. The ship […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Pitcairn Island

By Kate “Bob” Addison “Pitcairn Island – wow!” That’s a pretty good one-line summary for someone who’s never been to Pitcairn, and “Wow!” is also the new name given to Dkembe on the island, because that was his response to so many things there… A new name is one thing you can expect to take […]

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South Pacific Voyage 2012-2013

Landfall: Pitcairn Island

By Kate “Bob” Addison January 21st, 2013 For the sixth time in her distinguished sail training career, barque Picton Castle is in sight of Pitcairn Island, which grows larger and more distinct as we draw closer. It is a perfect South Pacific afternoon, with sparkling blue seas and a bright blue sky as a backdrop […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Tall Ships Greenport

By Kate “Bob” Addison May 28, 2012 Picton Castle is enjoying a wonderful Memorial Day weekend here at the Tall Ships event at Greenport, NY. We’re tied up with the “HMS” Bounty opposite us on the other side of the pier, and topsail schooner Unicorn just along the pier next to Bounty. Topsail schooners Lynx […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Savannah Bound

The Picton Castle is sailing along fine in nice fair breezes, light winds to be sure but lovely anyway. The gang is working hard at all sorts of sailorizing jobs such as bending royals, switching out the fore t’gallant, renewing running rigging, new varnish and getting ready for our visit to Savannah, Georgia in a […]

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World Voyage 5

Bounty Day on the Picton Castle

By Pania Warren Being from Pitcairn Island is a pretty big thing on the ship. A day hasn’t gone by without a story or a shipmate’s recollection of their time there. DB (David Brown) features in most of these tales. Deebs, your shipmates love and miss you!! So when I was told by the Captain […]

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Miscellaneous Pacific Ocean World Voyage 5

Pitcairn’s Island

By Captain Daniel Moreland and Maggie Ostler The Picton Castle is only about 9 miles from Pitcairn Island -we can see the moon setting over the west end of Pitcairn, we are still under full sail including studding sails and the sun rising in the east makes the clouds and our sails look like gold. […]