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Literally “learn the ropes” as you learn rig-climbing techniques from pros and then get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go aloft! Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 10 people age 18 and older.
DECKHAND FOR A DAY
Go on board for a fully immersive experience on the Picton Castle starting with breakfast with the crew until they call it quits for the day. Be prepared to work hard and learn the ropes (literally)! Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 2 people age 18 and older. Participants must be in good health with no physical mobility restrictions. Be prepared to climb up and down steep ladders and step over high sills.
NIGHT WATCH WITH THE CREW
Join the crew for an overnight stay on board the Picton Castle. This is the true experience where you will keep night watch and stay with the crew through breakfast the next morning! Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 2 people age 18 and older. Participants must be in good health with no physical mobility restrictions. Be prepared to climb up and down steep ladders and step over high sills. This is a fully immersive experience in crew (non-luxury) accommodations that include bunks in open compartments with many other people.
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go aboard the Picton Castle and have dinner with the captain. Extremely exclusive opportunity limited to 5 people age 21 and older. Dinner will be served based on the crew meal for the day. It also includes a bottle of the event’s commemorative Captain’s Walk wine for the event to take home.
Explore our Great Lakes and the world of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with Inland Seas‘ ROV Engineer and Explore Program. Ticket price includes general festival admission.
Participants will work in small groups at the “Engineering Station” where they design, build and test an original ROV. They must design their ROV for a mission (task): maneuvering around an obstacle and retrieving floating objects. In these hands-on engineering challenges, participants develop an understanding of buoyancy and underwater propulsion, as well as teamwork, problem solving skills and an understanding of the types of problems ROV operators overcome in their work.