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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

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…
Thu, Jun 10th, 2021  –  Sat, Jun 19th, 2021
Day 1: 5pm start; Final Day: 3pm finish
Instructors: Katya Gordon, Mark Gordon
Teaser image for Sail Training Trip: Learn to Cruise the North Shore, Knife River to Grand Marais

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

Minnesota’s north shore is a 100-mile stretch of open water renowned for its scenic cliffs, water depth and clarity, and exposure. Excellent protection for mariners exists, but only sporadically along the shore, rending access difficult for daysailors or beginners. However, with a seaworthy sailboat and a seasoned captain, the north…
Tue, Jul 13th, 2021  –  Fri, Jul 16th, 2021
Day 1: 1pm start, ends at 3pm Day 4
Instructors: Katya Gordon, Mark 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

Celestial Navigation: From Noon Sight To Dancing with 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