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By JimV
I've covered this ship before, so won't bore you by repeating that, but for those interested I do recommend you Google 'Ship Picton Castle' where all the facts and history can be read.
Once again I failed to get a shot of her leaving, as a matter of fact, I've no idea what the 'Parade of Sail' was like in the inner harbour, but out where I was at Fergusons Cove it was a pretty straggly affair, I had been there early, was getting hungry, and left long before all the ships had passed.
V1 shows her at her moorings ahead of Peacemaker.
V2 to 7 are shots showing some close up views, the stern view shows her Port of Registry as Avatiu, but that's for taxation purposes, as her actual home port is Lunenburg, NS, Canada.
V8 shows a stall they had set up on the wharf where you could buy artifacts they'd brought back from the South Seas, as well as the ubiquitous teeshirts! There was also a sign offering you the opportunity to sign up for the next voyage leaving in October. The ship carries a permanent crew of 12 and has space for about 40 working passengers.

Many thanks to those who took the time to look, comment and vote on Barquentine Peacemaker, greatly appreciated as always!

Tags: Photo journalism General Transport Landscape and travel Picton castle Tall Ships Halifax 2012

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
27 Feb 2013 3:19AM
Lovely photos Jim ! I like the concept of working passengers Smile Have a great day !

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johnke 4 223 15
27 Feb 2013 4:41AM
Thanks for all the interesting info Dave, She looks fantastic. Must be an awesome trip on this ship..John
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
27 Feb 2013 5:29AM
Another grand set, Jim, I like the inclusion of the canoeists in V.1, giving an idea of the size of these beautiful tall ships. Carol
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 7:27AM
brilliant set jim wonderful detail and light v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
Herge88 Plus
10 40 4 England
27 Feb 2013 11:20AM
Another fine set of maritime images, full of detail and colour, certainly plenty to look at.

Best Matt
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
27 Feb 2013 1:11PM
You certainly had a lovely day for these Jim. Clarity and sharpness throughout. Thanks also for the commentary.

I'm particularly drawn to the crop in v5 - I have a certain like for images that go in a bit closer, and this does.

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Feb 2013 2:16PM
You have covered this event well, My favorites are 5 and 7 , but all are sharp and clear, well made images!
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
27 Feb 2013 6:26PM
My favorites are V5 and V8.
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2013 8:28PM
Oh, I like your harbour scenes, with this grand, historical touch.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
27 Feb 2013 10:18PM
What a super series Jim, you certainly had perfect weather for the event. My mum's cousins daughter Marjolaine was a navigator on this ship a few years ago.
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
2 Mar 2013 9:25PM
V2 for me Jim,i have enjoyed looking through the sets .
5 Mar 2013 6:59AM
Stunning work all excellent-------MilkyWink
LexEquine 11 19 United States
8 Mar 2013 9:16PM
Super Image Set! ~
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
14 Mar 2013 8:48AM
Superb captures here, Jim. The light and colours are wonderful! I love the scene in V8. I wish I had the guts to take shots like that. I worry too much about being spotted Smile

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
21 Mar 2013 4:01PM
Nice to see your ships again.
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2013 9:49AM
Lovely shots and interesting info.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
13 Jun 2013 8:58PM
This picture has just been shown on the e2 featured picture, today.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
17 Oct 2014 9:32PM
great set JIm
MandsH 10 England
23 Oct 2015 11:46PM
Great shot Jim

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