Barque Picton Castle News

PICTON CASTLE featured on the Sail On Board Blog

May 17, 2017 at 6:33 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 12:18 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 4:18 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 10:23 AM

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!

Picton Castle Completes Sixth World Circumnavigation

May 22, 2015 at 1:58 PM

Sailing into her home base at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada at 2pm on Saturday May 23, Picton Castle will complete her sixth voyage around the world. Join us on the wharf to welcome her home!

Tall Ship Odyssey

March 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Discovery Canada and Tell Tale Productions are considering making a TV documentary series about life aboard Picton Castle. Watch introductory webisodes and give feedback to the network.

Tall Ships Philadelphia/Camden 2015

December 8, 2014 at 9:47 AM

We're pleased to announce that we'll be in Philadelphia/Camden June 25-28 for the Tall Ships event!

Ship's Doctor Needed

October 31, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Because of a last-minute cancellation, we're looking for a ship's doctor from December 1, 2014 to March 20, 2015. Sail Reunion to Cape Verde, around the Cape of Good Hope!

Westward Bound Apprenticeship

January 23, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Applications are now being accepted from aspiring professional mariners who already have sea time and certifications for square rig apprenticeships on the Westward Bound voyage, beginning July 2014.

Summerside Man Sails From Australia to New Zealand

November 13, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Trainee Brian Matthie, from Summerside, PEI, Canada, signed on to sail from Sydney to Auckland. When he returned home, his local newspaper wrote a story about his adventures.

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