One of the worlds wildest cruising grounds, the waters of Lake Superior’s Canadian North Shore are clean, cold and clear and home to four very remote and rarely visited islands :- Passage Island, Slate Islands, Michipicoten Island and the most remote of these – Caribou Island, home to one of the last remaining herds of woodland caribou. Sailing in these waters is not without challenges though. The weather is often unpredictable, help is a long way off if you get into trouble and with literally thousands of rocky reefs, navigation can be a challenge to say the least. However, with an experienced captain, a stout boat and an intrepid crew, the doorway opens to a truly magical sailing experience. Join Captain Mark Gordon and first mate Ned Corkran aboard the 40 foot, steel expedition cutter, Amicus II for this ambitious and challenging sail training adventure in an attempt visit all four islands on one sailing expedition!
This is a sailing trip of over 400 nautical miles and because of the potential for rough weather, extended sailing days and overnight sailing, this may not be the best choice for your first sailing adventure, we suggest either taking one of our other sailing trips first or bringing along a strong sense of adventure. This is a sail training expedition so participants will be asked to take part in all aspects of the trip including standing watch, navigation and sail handling, and day to day chores such as cooking.
June 21 to July 2nd Cost: $2,040.00
Please contact the North House Folk School to register. You can also private Charter this trip choosing your own dates for $650/day.
Participants will need a current passport or enhanced driver’s license and will need to obtain a Remote Border or Crossing Permit (RBCP) prior to the start of the trip. The RBCP is easy to obtain and we will give you instructions on how to apply for it.