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Captain Daniel Moreland D.

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Picton Castle

HQ Phone: (902) 634-9984

Picton Castle

P.O. Box 1076 132

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0

Canada

Company Description

The Barque Picton Castle is a 180-foot, steel-hulled, square-rigged training ship sailing from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The ship's mission is deep-ocean sail training and long-distance education. The ship carries up to 40 sail trainees and 12 professional ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Eastern Caribbean

Captain

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Captain

PRIDE

Affiliations

Board Member
Covey Island Boatworks Investment Fund Inc

Board Member
Lunenburg Working Waterfront Investment Fund Ltd

Member
Wretched Crew

Education

Master
Sail

Web References (198 Total References)


Captain's Log

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At the Tall Ships America/Sail Training International joint conference held in Quebec City this past January, Tall Ships America awarded Captain Daniel Moreland with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Barque Picton Castle News

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At the Tall Ships America/Sail Training International joint conference held in Quebec City this past January, Tall Ships America awarded Captain Daniel Moreland with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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At the Tall Ships America/Sail Training International joint conference held in Quebec City this past January, Tall Ships America awarded Captain Daniel Moreland with the Lifetime Achievement Award.


Captain's Log

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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


Captain's Log

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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.


The Ballina Whalers - Project O

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In fact, as has been observed by Master Mariner and Sail Trainer Daniel Moreland, Captain of the Picton-Castle, more men have walked on the moon in recent times than have commanded a vessel in circumnavigating the globe the 'old fashioned way'.

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