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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 21, 2015

REMARKS: We stayed in Portland one extra day, being today, in order to get accomplished a long list of tasks. By staying tied to the dock and focusing on what had to get done we have been able to steadily cross items off the list…without adding anything already done and then slashing a line through […]

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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 […]

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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 18, 2015

REMARKS: We had a crazy busy day today and the crew did a fantastic job. Coming into Portland the Parade of Sails began around 1330. On board we had several local media personnel doing, among other things, live newscasts which also made working around them a little interesting. The parade itself went really well – […]

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Day’s Run – July 14, 2015

On the way into Gloucester today the Captain took the ship through several tackings. This was a great experience for the new trainees, the whole crew in fact, because it gives us all the opportunity to use all of the skills and knowledge we have acquired during the voyage. The watches are given specific zones […]

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Day’s Run – July 13, 2015

We are definitely seeing the signs of our moving ever steadily northwards. The nights are getting colder and the water we use for washing dishes is on the verge of numbing your fingers. Still, there were a billion stars to gaze upon last night and another beautiful sunrise this morning which certainly balances the scales. […]

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Day’s Run – July 11, 2015

REMARKS: Today we are heading out to sea. We were underway by approx 10am this morning, waving goodbye to the historic city of New Bedford. The winds, being fairly light, allowed us the time to have another complete run through of emergency drills. The more we practice, the cooler our heads will remain should an […]

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Day’s Run – July 10, 2015

The museum was fantastic! Inside they built a half size whaling ship with incredible attention to detail. All of the exhibits in fact were very well laid out, informative and interactive. Even better were the hoards of school kids that visited the museum who were actually smiling and happy to be there. On the ship […]

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Day’s Run – July 7, 2015

Today is a transition day for us as we have crew signing off and new trainees signing on. This necessitates a flurry of activity to get our 15 new crew members sorted out in their personal spaces, shown the layout of the ship and oriented through safety training. Most importantly though, while still tied to […]