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Sailing From The ‘Burg

Captain’s Log – Sailing from the ‘Burg 1640 May 11, 2010 – 20 miles due south of Lunenburg, bound for Panama By Captain Daniel Moreland We have taken all sail in and fired up the main engine. That big old Danish diesel is pushing us along at 6.5 knots just now. We are steering SW […]

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Lunenburg World Voyage 5

World Voyage 5 Begins

World Voyage 5 is finally beginning! New trainee crew members have been arriving in Lunenburg over the past four days, full of excitement and loaded down with luggage. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome them aboard Picton Castle and are looking forward to having all of our new crew become part of our ship family. […]

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Voyage of the Atlantic World 2008

First Days of Spring

The sun has been shining on Lunenburg for the past two weeks, making ship’s work easier and turning our minds from winter to spring. Several big projects that have been ongoing throughout the winter are nearing completion, and we’re starting to get Picton Castle rigged up again. The final coats of paint and varnish have […]

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Lunenburg World Voyage 5

School Books and Supplies Wanted

As Picton Castle sails around the world, she carries books and supplies to schools along her route. Some of these schools are quite remote, like the school on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Some are surrounded by people but still could use a hand, like Christel House in Cape Town, South Africa. All of […]

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World Voyage 5

Voyage Planning

Armed with small-scale charts, a calendar, dividers, a calculator, itineraries of previous voyages, old log books and, perhaps most importantly, a big pot of coffee, we recently sat down to do some serious voyage planning. The itinerary has been set for almost a year now, but we wanted to work on confirming specific dates for […]

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Lunenburg

Scraping and Sanding

It’s definitely winter in Lunenburg. We’ve had several big snowfalls this month, along with some cold temperatures and strong winds. Picton Castle continues to be tied snugly to the wharf at Adams and Knickle. Despite the weather, there are some signs that time is moving along and that it won’t be winter here forever. The […]

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Lunenburg Miscellaneous

Dreaming of a White Christmas

With a pile of snow falling earlier this week, Picton Castle may actually experience a white Christmas this year, snugly tied to the dock in Lunenburg. The ship has spent many Christmases at sea in the tropics where the only white is the canvas of the sails overhead. At this time next year, Picton Castle […]