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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 22, 2015

Coolest thing ever today – this morning we sailed off the dock out of the harbour in Portland. We have a small crew, a third of which is new, and still we were able to do it! To sweeten the day we also had what I can only think of as a ‘drive by’ by […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 19, 2015

REMARKS: There are so many people in Portland who wanted to see the ship I was amazed. At times the wait was over an hour long and yet once aboard our visitors wore nothing but smiles and had lots of interesting questions. For the crew the day was rather hectic. We not only had deck […]

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Day’s Run – July 15, 2015

REMARKS: Here’s a first experience – everyone is on two different watches. During the morning we are all hands on the ship and in our sea watches for getting normal cleaning done and any ships work. After lunch we switch to land watches. At this point either port or starboard will be stood down to […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – July 9, 2015

Last minute change of plans today led us to New Bedford, MA instead of Martha’s Vineyard. We dropped the port anchor at just after 10am and commenced ship work and further training until 5pm. Tomorrow the Captain has arranged time for everyone to explore the whaling museum in town. In its heyday, New Bedford was […]

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Day’s Run – July 6, 2015

Considering that most people took Friday off as part of the long weekend, we had a tonne of people come through the ship yesterday. As current trainees sign off the ship to head home, there were just enough people left on our Port watch to man the stations ensuring a safe visit for everyone aboard. […]

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Day’s Run – June 30, 2015

On your marks…get set…GO!! Today at 10am we began the race to Greenport with Sagres, L’Hermione and Lettie G Howard. What a sight it was – simply stated, it looks like a few tall ships and a beautiful sloop casually met up for a day or two of sailing together. Except that it is so […]

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Day’s Run – June 29, 2015

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we began with 21 crew members, went down to 16 as people signed off and then shot up to 37 as new trainees arrived. With how busy the day was with the festival and store, it is only now that the change is readily apparent. There are people […]

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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – June 28, 2015

REMARKS: The rain from yesterday has resulted in a flood of people coming by to see the ship today. For eight straight hours we welcomed a steady stream of visitors, all excited to walk about the decks of a living, breathing tall ship. The kids were fascinated with the bounty on the hatch (our ship […]

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Day’s Run – June 27, 2015

REMARKS: When ashore at a Tall Ship Festival there is just nothing better than seeing a long line of people waiting to board the Picton Castle. Both yesterday and today hundreds of people made their way through the ship, asking questions galore and craning their necks to get a good look at the top of […]

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Reflections on Savannah

By Kate “Bob” Addison Underway again and sailing is a good time to look back and reflect, so I want to tell you a bit more about our last port, Savannah, and the nice times we had there. Called Charleston’s “naughty little sister” she might be, but Savannah is a great historical port in her […]