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Lunenburg

Moving Picton Castle At The Wharf

Over the past week, Picton Castle and our wharf and warehouse have been involved in a top secret project here in Lunenburg that we unfortunately can’t tell you anything about yet, but we can tell you about moving the ship at the wharf. Most of the wharves in Lunenburg are like fingers, extending out from […]

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Day's Run

Hurricane Dorian – the day after the day after…

Monday September 9, 2019 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Hurricane Dorian blew through here over the weekend. A beautiful sunny day here in Lunenburg. Cool fresh west wind blows across the harbour. Streets are getting cleaned up of branches and gravel. Power has been back on since last night in many places. The weather forecasting for this […]

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Lunenburg

Three Tall Ships To Sail From Lunenburg

Bluenose II, Pride of Baltimore II, and Picton Castle will sail out of Lunenburg harbour together on Saturday June 15, starting around 10:00am. All three vessels are heading for the Great Lakes where they will participate in the Tall Ships Challenge, an event made up of a series of port festivals and races, organized by […]

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Day's Run

Greetings from Picton Castle’s shore office

Greetings from Picton Castle’s shore office in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada! The ship is currently in Bali, Indonesia and the Captain and crew are busy getting things checked off the pre-departure list.  The next passage is a long one, about a month at sea, as Picton Castle sails across the Indian Ocean from Bali to […]

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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

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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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Here We Go Again

Picton Castle got underway this afternoon, bound for Bermuda. If that sounds familiar, it should. We also got underway for Bermuda last Thursday. Let me explain. This past Thursday, Picton Castle got underway from her wharf in our beautiful home base of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. There was quite a crowd on the dock to […]

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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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Gulf of Mexico Lunenburg

Setting Sail From Lunenburg

It has been a while since we updated the Captain’s Log – we’ve been so busy getting Picton Castle ready to set sail from Lunenburg that we have been ignoring our blogging duties. We’ll bring you up to date on all the activities of the crew here at our home base in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, […]

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Bosun Scool

Rigging Lessons for Bosun School

We’ve been fortunate to have great weather this fall, which is all the better for rigging lessons! As with most other topics at Bosun School, we’ve been learning, then practicing, then applying the skills. Having learned and been practicing seizings, splices and servings, it’s now time to cement the knowledge by using it to make […]

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Bosun Scool Lunenburg

Festive Weekend in Lunenburg

Lunenburg was alive with festive spirit this weekend and the Bosun School students took part in the celebrations. On Friday evening, people gathered on the waterfront to see the lighting of the vessels. Vessels at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Adams & Knickle usually participate, along with Bluenose II, and this year we […]