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Skipper
Picton Castle

Captain
Picton Castle

Education

Master
Sail

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1987

www.archive.ernestina.org, 23 July 2015 [cached]

The application was submitted to U.S. Coast Guard by Capt. Dan Moreland for certification as a Sailing School Vessel (Subchapter ‘R’ of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding Vessel Certification) with technical support from Ernestina’s naval architect, Dan Blachly and Providence Coast Guard.

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On October 8, 1987 the National Trust for Historic Preservation honored Schooner Ernestina and Captain Daniel Moreland for their "outstanding commitment to excellence in historic preservation. The Ernestina was one of 15 winners of the annual Preservation Honor Awards, selected from more than 100 entries across the country. The awards were presented during the National Trust’s 41st National Preservation Conference in Washington, D.C. Capt. Moreland was nominated for the award by New Bedford Mayor John K. Bullard and seconded by U.S. Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John Kerry and U.S.
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Citing the "excellence of workmanship and authenticity of the restoration," NTNP President J. Jackson Walter presented the award to Capt. Moreland and commission members Robert Alves, Candida Howcroft, Carolyn O’Connor and Antone Silva.
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Daniel Moreland, Captain


Captain's Log

www.picton-castle.com, $reference.date [cached]

By Captain Daniel Moreland

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Captain Moreland had been the Mate in the Romance in the mid 1970s before sailing in the full-rigged ship Danmark. He says that it was his most formative sea experience by far, and the Picton Castle is a direct result.
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There's a picture of our own Captain Dan Moreland in the museum next to the giant window that overlooks the Niagara's berth, taken when the Captain served as Mate on the Niagara.


"Tall ships. Sail training voyages to Bermuda, the Caribbean and the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. The Picton Castle sailors are experienced seamen and members of American Sail Training Association - ASTA. Sail the open seas in our three-masted ba

www.picton-castle.com, 11 Mar 2003 [cached]

And no wonder, for Captain Dan Moreland just posted an itinerary for early summer voyages.Check out "Picton Castle Makes Ready to Join Fleet Maneuvers" on the "Breaking News" page.

vacations, education, adventure, sailing ship and sailing schools.Captain Dan Moreland wins the American Sail Training Association's "Sail Trainer of the Year" Award and Lunenburg wins ASTA's "Port of the Year" Award.The awards were presented in Boston at the association's annual conference.For the full story, go to the "Captain's Log".
vacations, education, adventure, sailing ship and sailing schools.Editor's Note: "Sailing the Seven Seas Onboard the Picton Castle."Next time you face the daunting task of explaining the mission of the Picton Castle to the younger set, think Odyssey -- the magazine for young people that promises "Adventures in Science."
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LUNENBURG -- "This is going to be a monster year for tall ships," asserts Captain Dan Moreland, skipper of the Picton Castle."Any port worth its salt will be hosting a millennium-year event.In fact, there will be maritime festivals held all along the East Coast of North America from Florida to Nova Scotia.The good news is the Picton Castle will be in the thick of things, hitting the biggest of the festivals: Bermuda, Norfolk, New York City, Boston, Halifax and Lunenburg.
"Most of the time at sea, we will be sailing with some of the most reknowned tall ships in the world.Over 200 vessels are expected to blanket the East Coast.This is a sail that we'll be telling our grandchildren about -- this is the stuff of legends."


But, back to the story: while ...

worldphoto.org, 25 Feb 2014 [cached]

But, back to the story: while I was positioning the skipper, Capt. Daniel Moreland, behind the wheel as instructed, I inadvertently struck a gentlemen standing behind me.

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Christopher Reeve actually took a very casual command of the scene by asking Captain Moreland to join him in the frame.


Captain's Log

www.picton-castle.com, 1 June 2011 [cached]

This year, we had the honour of hosting Captain Moreland's mentor, Captain Arthur Kimberly (also know as "Skipper") along with some of the old crew of the Brigantine Romance on board for a few days.

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They sailed around the world twice, once with our Captain Dan Moreland as Mate. They also spent many months in the South Pacific and around the Caribbean. The Romance was not Skipper's first ship for he left home at the age of 17, just after finishing high school, and signed onboard a 2500 ton Swedish four-masted barque with just 13 crew! (He later told me they might have been a little short handed!) He spent his life sailing the seas, and Romance was to be his last command, but not his last sail or ship.
Skipper spent one afternoon aboard with my watch spending time with his old crew, and meeting some of the Picton Castle crew. Within moments of him stepping aboard you could tell that this was where he belonged. As an ancient mariner he paced the decks all day inspecting the rigging, pulling on lines, giving skilful advice to the sail makers, and spinning yarns of his days at sea. Lunch came and the watch gathered round as Skipper went through picture books of the "Last Age of Sail" with us, having been there is his early days at sea. Hearing his first hand account of what it was like to sail in these ships, known only to us as they appear in photographs or tied to docks of maritime museums was truly something special.
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By Captain Daniel Moreland
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By Captain Daniel Moreland

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