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Bosun Scool

Rigging Lessons for Bosun School

We’ve been fortunate to have great weather this fall, which is all the better for rigging lessons! As with most other topics at Bosun School, we’ve been learning, then practicing, then applying the skills. Having learned and been practicing seizings, splices and servings, it’s now time to cement the knowledge by using it to make […]

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Bosun Scool Lunenburg

Crossing Yards

Thursday December 8, 2016 What comes down out of the rig must go back up! Bosun School students sent down yards back in September, they have overhauled all the standing rigging attached to the yards, overhauled the yards themselves, and are now crossing the topsail yards again. The first one to go up was the […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Bosun’s Chair

By Chelsea McBroom 4:30pm, or 1630 as we say aboard the Picton Castle, and the crew was doing a seamanship workshop, this time it was all about the bosun’s chair and how to go aloft in it. The Captain explained that the bosun chair, which is essentially strong heavy rope looped through a large flat […]

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South Seas Voyage 2013-2014

Russell, aka Kororareka

November 28, 2013 At anchor off the old colonial village of Russell, also known as Kororareka in the Maori language. Once the capital of New Zealand, we are told. Smaller than Mahone Bay it is. We had a beautiful day here in the Bay of Islands. The day came in clear and bright with a […]