The sail training ship, the barque Piction Castle, sailed from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia this morning, bound for Grenada, then through the Panama Canal on a voyage to the South Pacific. To follow the Picton Castle on her voyage click here.
The Picton Castle, captained by Daniel Moreland, is a 179′ long, three-masted steel barque, with a riveted steel hull, setting 12,500 square feet (1,160 m2) of sail. The ship has accommodations for 12 professional crew and 40 sail trainees. The ship has circumnavigation the world five times.