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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Dragging Anchor in Palmerston

By John Kinley, apprentice April 15th, 2014 It was a dark and stormy night. The crew of the Picton Castle was restless as the anchor chain cranked and rattled in the hawse pipe. The anchor’s fragile grip held our bulky ship in the lee of the small atoll of Palmerston on a narrow strip of […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Night Whispers

By Anne-Laure Barberis, apprentice from France If you listen carefully, you’ll hear them. In the middle of the night, barely audible above the sound of waves crashing on the ship and wind howling in the stays, I heard them. Very faintly at first, then, as my ear grew accustomed to the voices, I could make […]