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Captain’s Log – Tall Ships Rendezvous at Quebec City

With 40 ships, 3,000 sailors, the Prime Minister of Canada and a massive fireworks display, Rendez-vous 2017 in Quebec City was a huge success!  We can’t begin to estimate the number of visitors to the event and our ship as it seemed at times the stream of people was endless.  Picton Castle drew many crowds […]

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Captain’s Log – The Purser’s Summerside

By Purser Allison Steele The PICTON CASTLE came into Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada after a great passage up from Boston, USA and received a warm East Coast Canada welcome! It was a short visit to this very colourful and pleasant town but was certainly a highlight with several thousand visitors crossing the decks, including […]

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Day’s Run – 16 June, 2017

By Purser Allison While anchored at Nahant just outside of Boston, the crew enjoyed a bright sunshiny morning and spiffed up the ship. She is glistening with new paint and varnish and looks beautiful and ready to receive visitors. As the Boston Tall Ship Festival will be a well attended and significant event, the crew […]

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Captain’s Log – 18 April 2017

This summer, Picton Castle will take part in the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.  Events of this kind are quite rare; they involve tall ships from around the world racing from port to port on both sides of the Atlantic and appearing in festivals in various ports in between the races.  Rendez-vous 2017 kicked off […]

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Visiting Canada For Rendezvous 2017

Close to a year ago, we decided to sign on for the Rendezvous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta.  This means that in the summer of 2017, Picton Castle will join an international fleet of tall ships for a series of festivals and races.  The Regatta actually starts in Europe, in the UK and Portugal, but we’ll […]

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Day’s Run – July 31, 2015

Taking down a sail is always an interesting project. This time the work had a ring of permanence as both the mains’l and mizzen topmast stays’l will not make an appearance again, other than for maintenance, until the ship gets ready to leave on the Trans Atlantic Voyage in early October. On the sailing side […]

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Day’s Run – July 24, 2015

REMARKS: We tacked and tacked and guess what else…tacked some more! The conditions were right so rather than head straight from point A to point B we had an epic sail handling day. Right up until Mother Nature decided we’d had enough good weather for one day and dumped a pile of rain on us. […]

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Day’s Run – July 20, 2015

With the close of the deck tour today we have officially finished our scheduled visits to the Tall Ship Festivals of 2015. From the entire crew of the Picton Castle to the people and visitors of the festivals in Cape Charles, Philly/Camden, Greenport and Portland – thank you so much for choosing to spend some […]