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Bosun Scool Lunenburg

Captain’s Log 10 October, 2016 – Drydock Continues …

Picton Castle has now been in drydock for a week.  The ship was hauled out last Monday at the Lunenburg Foundry for routine maintenance.  We haul the ship out of the water every two years in order to inspect, clean and overhaul the hull and the through-hull fittings.  She’s awfully impressive out of the water, […]

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Back-To-Back Transatlantics Voyage 2016

Day’s Run – 18 May, 2016

What a day! Beautiful warm and sunny, and a fresh westerly breeze to boot. In the morning we made full sail, the wind being just right to have every stitch full and drawing, the ship bounded along all afternoon making upwards of 8 knots at times. The sailmakers finished the roping of the new Main T ‘gallant Staysail and ran […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 2 November, 2015

After a chilly, windy night, today dawned sunny with the wind having moderated to a fresh breeze. Great sailing weather. The swell was still confused and lumpy from the blow, but it sorted itself out a good deal throughout the day. Overnight was the most wind many of this crew have ever seen at sea, […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 16 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: H 16c L 5c, barometer 1013, morning clear, afternoon overcast and windy Training continues today by focusing on gaining more understanding and practice with sail handling. One of the main reasons we do this type of training in watches initially is because these are the crew members […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

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 […]