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It’s Tall Ships® Tuesday! Meet Picton Castle.

Posted by Tall Ships America on July 7, 2015

IT’S TALL SHIPS® TUESDAY AND TODAY’S FEATURED TALL SHIP IS PICTON CASTLE!

Picton Castle returns home from World Voyage 4 (Photo Courtesy of Picton Castle)

Courtesy of Picton Castle

WHERE YOU’LL FIND HER:
AT TALL SHIPS® AT CAPE CHARLES 2015 (JUNE 13 – 14)
AT TALL SHIPS® PHILADELPHIA-CAMDEN 2015 (JUNE 25 – 28)
AT GREENPORT TALL SHIPS® 2015 (JULY 4 – 7)
AT IBERDROLA USA TALL SHIPS® PORTLAND 2015 (JULY 18 – 20)

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
The 179’ barque Picton Castle is a traditionally rigged and operated sail training ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, but best known for her voyages around the world. The tall ship has just returned from her sixth circumnavigation of the globe and her crew looks forward to sharing stories and mementos from their travels. Picton Castle is a training ship, meaning all those on board work, stand watch, and learn the ways of a square-rigged sailing ship. Onboard workshops are conducted in rigging, sail making, boat handling, navigation and practical seamanship.

SHIP FACTS:
Vessel Type: Barque
Flag: Cook Islands
Homeport: Avatiu, Cook Islands (North American Homeport: Lunenburg, NS)
Sparred length: 179’
Rig height: 97’
Sail area: 12,450 square feet
Power: 690 HP diesel
Hull: steel

Join us every Tuesday for more profiles of the ships participating in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2015 Race Series.

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