Thursday, May 04, 2006

Amistad and Picton Castle

Freedom Schooner Amistad and Barque Picton Castle shared a pier during the 2004 ASTA Tall Ships Challenge series port visit to Newport.

The re-created Amistad was built at Mystic Seaport from 1998-2000 and is based in New Haven.

The 176-foot Picton Castle was built in 1928 in Swansea in Wales as a motorized fishing vessel. She was later used as a minesweeper and cargo vessel before being converted to sail from 1996-1998. She is currently on her fourth world voyage and is off Brazil bound for Grenada. Link here to follow her progress to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Nova Scotia and the Great Lakes.

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