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PICTON CASTLE ,at the Tall Ships Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia,Canada July 16, 2007
The Canadian 284-ton Barque Picton Castle is a traditionally rigged and operated sail training ship ,voyaging around the world under square sail. In 2005, on her fourth global circumnavigation, she sailed more than 30,000 sea miles across the South Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and South and North Atlantic Oceans, visiting remote islands and tropical ports including Panama, Galapagos, Pitcairn Island, Rarotonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Bali, Madagascar, Cape Town, St. Helena, and the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean. All on board work, stand watch, and learn the way of a square-rigged sailing ship, also learning wire and rope rigging, sail making, boat handling, navigation, and practical seamanship. She also delivers educational material and other supplies to the remote islands. Outfitted to the highest standard with safety gear and equipment, she is a strong, seaworthy home afloat for young adventurers learning the art of deep-water seafaring.
Flag: Cook Islands
Rig: Barque – 3-masted
Homeport: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Normal Cruising Waters: Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific, Worldwide
Sparred Length: 176’
Draft: 14’ 6"
Sail Area: 12,450 square feet
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