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Capt. Dan Moreland at the helm of the <i>Picton Castle</i>.
Capt. Dan Moreland at the helm of the Picton Castle.

Pay tuition, sail a ship

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The Picton Castle sets sail today down the St. Lawrence River, on its way to the Carribean Islands. It's a 100-foot tall ship retrofitted like a commercial sailing ship of the 19th century. And for a fee, you can ride aboard, as a member of the crew. The Picton Castle is a training ship, owned by a company in Nova Scotia. About 40 "trainees" will set sail this year. They'll help stand watch, and take workshops in seamanship, navigation, and the other arts of square-rig sailing. Gregory Warner stopped by the ship when it was docked in Kingston, Ontario. He met a former crew member, revisiting the ship after a long absence.

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