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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 5 April, 2016

Today after many months of effort we finally launched and rigged our project boat KARL, and took her out sailing. From Palmerston Atoll in the South Pacific to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia where she had most of the frames replaced, the rebuild continued aboard ship during out voyage around the Atlantic Basin.  Finally all planked, caulked […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 21 March, 2016

The rebuild of KARL, our wooden project boat from Palmerston Island in the Cook Islands, South Pacific, had twin objectives: to get the gang involved with some of the skills of traditional wooden boat building and repair – including making and using our own steam box – and also to give us another boat to […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 22 February, 2016

Just another trade-wind Monday. There are now at least four sailmakers working on the quarterdeck at any one time, and four or five carpenters working midships getting Karl planked up, or planning down the mast on the port side of the well deck. The starboard well-deck is a cat’s cradle of footropes and cranelines getting […]

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Lunenburg

Summer Adventures in Lunenburg

Picton Castle arrived home in Lunenburg from her fifth world circumnavigation voyage two months ago yesterday, and we’ll admit we haven’t written much since then. Why? Well, partly because reflecting on an accomplishment so huge can be kind of overwhelming, partly because we’ve been trying to enjoy summer in Lunenburg and all it has to […]