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Day's Run Summer 2015

Day’s Run – August 6, 2015

Today the down rigging continues. Now that all of the sails are safely tucked away it is time to focus on the running rigging. This includes all lines, hanks, sheet pennants and gaskets, much of which we finished this afternoon. The days are as full and tiring as one spent tacking our way into harbours. […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Homeward Bound

By Kate “Bob” Addison 1 August 2012 It’s mid-morning on the first of August and Picton Castle is homeward bound, our position 45º44.3’N 061º32.2’W, as we motor sail into a light headwind towards Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Lunenburg is our Canadian home, and a very special place for the ship and her crew. It is also […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Port Hawkesbury to Pugwash

27 July 2012 By Kate “Bob” Addison 9pm on Friday evening, and Picton Castle is at 45º54.0’N, 062º40.8’W in the Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We’ve been at or near the same position for a couple of hours now, our 1 knot speed of advance entirely due to the current and […]

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Summer Voyage 2012

Halifax

By Kate “Bob” Addison Tuesday morning finds Picton Castle sailing northeast along the coast from Halifax which was the hub of the Nova Scotia tall ship festivals. From there the fleet has divided into two to visit the Nova Scotia outports. Picton Castle along with Bounty, Gazela, Peacemaker and company are heading north towards Port […]