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Mark Gordon

Two Harbors, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mark Gordon

Mark and Katya Gordon are co-owners of Amicus Adventure Sailing, a small family-owned charter business that operates out of Knife River, MN. Mark (captain) has more than 40 years experience in leading trips and over 18 years as a licensed Captain and EMT. Together they have sailed thousands of miles on Lake Superior and beyond with their two daughters Cedar and Lamar.

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Current Courses Offered by Mark Gordon

3 days
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Celestial Navigation: From Noon Sight To Dancing with the Stars

Celestial navigation is one of the oldest forms of navigation. For thousands of years, an understanding of the sky has guided mariners safely across the trackless oceans of the world. It is a traditional craft that is rich in both history and romance. With the advent of modern electronics, one…
Fri, Sep 11th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 13th, 2020
9am-5pm, times will vary some during class
Instructor: Mark Gordon
10 Days
Teaser image for Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation

Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation

In the northwestern portion of Lake Superior is a unique and remote island archipelago. Isle Royale National Park preserves 132,018 acres of federally designated wilderness. The Park consists of one large island surrounded by over 450 smaller islands, located in the largest freshwater lake in the world. Set sail for…
Mon, Aug 24th, 2020  –  Wed, Sep 2nd, 2020
First Day: 5pm start; Final Day: 3pm finish
Instructors: Mark Gordon, Katya Gordon

Past Courses Offered by Mark Gordon

Celestial Navigation I: The Noon Sight for Latitude and Longitude

Celestial Navigation II: Spending the Day with the Sun

Celestial Navigation III: Navigating by the Stars

Sail Training Trip: Grand Marais to Knife River (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)

Sail Training Trip: Knife River, MN to North House (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)

Sail Training Trip: Learn to Cruise the North Shore, Grand Marais to Knife River

Sail Training Trip: Learn to Cruise the North Shore, Knife River to Grand Marais

Sail Training Trip: Slate Island Exploration

Winter River Exploration