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Bosun School 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 – 3 November, 2015

The watches are working on steering, lookout and lines – especially taking in the mainsail and spanker quickly, they are finding out how much harder it is to find the right line in the dark with the decks rolling under you. All hands are doing well. Chief Mate took us through an introduction to the […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 1 November, 2015

A grey day today. The wind gradually picked up through the day, so we shortened down sail to topsails and foresail to be nice and snug for the night, with lines rigged tight across the quarterdeck and main deck to give people more to hold on to. Good job Sunday galley team of Colin, Alec […]

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Day's Run Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 31 October, 2015

Happy Halloween! We’re underway! Much thanks to the crowd of Lunenburgers and well wishers who came down to the wharf to wish us fair winds yesterday. The first day at sea of this voyage and all is well aboard PICTON CASTLE. Seas are small and winds quite light though it’s cold. New hands are finding […]

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Transatlantic Voyage 2015

Day’s Run – 9 October, 2015

Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada Weather: Cool, clear skies, H 20c L 12c, barometer 1015 On land something as common place as having hot water is almost taken for granted. On the ship it is a virtual cause for celebration. A few days ago the Engineer had our brand new water heater come […]