Barque Picton Castle News

Ship's Cat Fiji Returned Safely to Picton Castle

September 3, 2019 at 5:25 PM

After going missing during mysterious adventures ashore in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, following the Tall Ships Erie event, Picton Castle ship's cat Fiji was found and returned safely to the ship.

Now Hiring - Second Mate

March 15, 2019 at 1:46 PM

A licensed second mate is needed for Picton Castle's upcoming summer voyage to the Great Lakes. Approximate dates June 8 to September 15, 2019, starting and ending in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Picton Castle's Around the World Voyage Featured in Soundings Magazine

March 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM

"A circumnavigation is the stuff of dreams, the ultimate sailing challenge. Few pull it off. Making one’s way around as part of a crew under square rig is even more of a storybook adventure — and thanks to the double-topsail barque Picton Castle and her visionary skipper, Capt. Daniel Moreland, hundreds of people have lived that dream."

How 13 Days Aboard A Tall Ship Helped Me Live In The Moment

September 20, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Trainee Daphne Robichaud sailed from Sept-Iles to Quebec City aboard Picton Castle in the summer of 2017. Here's what she learned.

Full Scholarship Available for Young People From Lunenburg County

August 4, 2017 at 6:11 PM

Sail aboard Picton Castle from August 11-27, 2017. Full scholarship funding is available to young people from Lunenburg County. Contact us for details!

PICTON CASTLE visits Norris Point, Newfoundland

August 2, 2017 at 1:29 PM

As part of the Rendez-vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, PICTON CASTLE visited Norris Point, Newfoundland, a beautiful town on the island's west coast, where these stunning photographs of the ship in gorgeous landscape were captured.

PICTON CASTLE featured on the Sail On Board Blog

May 17, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Did you know that last summer, PICTON CASTLE temporarily took on the name L'ESPERANCE to play a part in a television series? La Grande Traversée is airing now on Radio-Canada!

Captain Moreland Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

February 12, 2016 at 2:18 PM

At the Tall Ships America/Sail Training International joint conference held in Quebec City this past January, Tall Ships America awarded Captain Daniel Moreland with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Scholarships Available

August 11, 2015 at 6:18 PM

In partnership with the Nova Scotia Seamanship Education Society, we're thrilled to announce that scholarships are available for the upcoming Transatlantic Voyage. Scholarships will help to offset the cost of enrolling in a sail training program for individuals wishing to pursue or continue a career at sea.

Picton Castle Arrives in Lunenburg Wed Aug 5, 2015

August 4, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Lunenburg's own world-voyaging tall ship sails in to her home town on Wednesday August 5, 2015. Arrival is scheduled between 10:00am and 11:00am. Join us on the wharf to welcome her home!

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