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Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis is named after the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.

The 2018 sailing season has begun! Even better than watching her from the shore is spending time aboard out on the water — click the button below to learn more and book a sail!

Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

June 22 - 24

Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, mini-courses…there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers; plan your next adventure.

Interested in the silent auction? See a preview of all auction items or register your own item for auction here!

Bring your boat to display in our commons. Learn more or submit your boat here

Buy your Sunday brunch ticket!

Basket Week

August 28 - September 1

Our first ever thematic weekend celebrating baskets kicks off August 28. The week features 14 basket themed courses that utilize natural materials like birch bark, willow, cedar and black ash. Guest instructors Judy Zugish and Karen Tembreull join the North House faculty to offer new courses that introduce intermediate skills.

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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Marybeth experiments with turning materials other than wood on the lathe

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Mike Loeffler carves a boatload of bird bowls

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Request a Catalog

Request your free copy of the North House Catalog.