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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:39 PM
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How would you like to sail on this ship?




My cousin (who was visiting this weekend) is going to sail on this ship for a year as a trainee. Looks beautiful, but a little too much adventure for this old soul.

Here's a link to the ships site with it's sailing schedule.
http://www.picton-castle.com/

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How would you like to sail on this ship?




My cousing (who was visiting this weekend) is going to sail on this ship for a year as a trainee. Looks beautiful, but a little too much adventure for this old soul.

Here's a link to the ships site with it's sailing schedule.
http://www.picton-castle.com/

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Old March 3rd, 2008, 08:50 PM
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 09:41 PM
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Now that's the proper way to move a ship -- wind and sail!

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That's a very controversial ship.
The daughter of a local hockey legend was swept overboard to her death due to alleged lax safety code observance (she was not wearing a safety tether in very high seas). The Captain and ship owners are very evasive on this subject, and Canadian authorities are investigating.
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That's a very controversial ship.
The daughter of a local hockey legend was swept overboard to her death due to alleged lax safety code observance (she was not wearing a safety tether in very high seas). The Captain and ship owners are very evasive on this subject, and Canadian authorities are investigating.

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Old March 3rd, 2008, 11:07 PM
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Yes it's true about the girl being swept overboard while training on that ship.
Tell your cousin to please be careful!
One look at those waves Phyll, and I'd give it a big NO too!

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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:00 AM
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I camp in a hotel and cruise on a nice big ship. That ship looks cool through.
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I loved the Windjammer cruise I did in Maine but it was really tame compared to that. NO for me too.
Kat, I agree with you. for me roughing it is a hotel that does not leave me candy on my pillow.

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I didn't know about the girl going overboard, and the subsequent controversy. I'm sure that my cousin does know, and is willing to take the risk for this adventure. I'm glad his mom isn't aware of the incident.

My brother who captains boats here in Florida was giving him lots of information about safety equipment, including laser lights that can be seen at great distance, and some kind of saftey suspenders that glow in the dark and inflate if you have them on and hit the water.

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Phyll, her name was Laura Gainey, age 25, and daughter of the Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey.
She went overboard during a storm, on a voyage from Lunenburg Nova Scotia to the West Indes, and there has been much controversy over the safety standards and procedures onboard. Her body was never found.

Here's a link to the story:
http://www.picton-castle.com/laura_gainey/

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Old March 4th, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Beautiful ship, but I agree with Katlady,,,I'll take the "Miracle", and camp at the "Ramada". 8)

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Thanks for postingthe pciture Phyll. I always loved the look of t hose ships with their sails all blown out that way. It reminds me when I was a child, my uncle had a picture similar to this one and brought me right back to my chldhood.

Terrible tragedy about the girl. I will have to agree with everyone, not for me, I need a place where I can be served the way I am accustomed to on the cruise ships!
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I remember a few years ago there was a documentary on TV for about 8 weeks following the Picton Castle on it's round the world journey and was joined on board by a journalist named Andrew Younghusband from Canada.
The documentary showed all aspects of life on board the Picton Castle, some good and some not so good and some downright bad. However, having said that most aboard looked like they were enjoying the life and were learning a lot from the then Captain, whom I believe is still the Captain.

The unfortunate loss of Laura Gainey did put a damper on the ship but as they say, "stuff" happens.

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I have to agree with the majority. Roughing it to me is staying in a hotel with no room service! Pretty picture, though.

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makes me green @ the gills just thinking about it

beautiful ship though
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