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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 30 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. Katya is an author, sailor, and adventurer and if you are lucky enough to be on one of her trips - she will amaze you with her ability to provide scrumptious, healthy meals from a kitchen smaller than a broom closet.

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Current Courses Offered by Mark Gordon

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Canadian North Shore Exploration and Sail Training

Ask anyone who has sailed far and wide and they will tell you the Canadian North Shore of Lake…
Sun, Jun 11th, 2023  –  Mon, Jun 19th, 2023
Day 1: 5pm start; Final Day: 3pm finish
Instructor: Mark Gordon
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Sail Training Trip: Learn to Cruise the North Shore, Knife River to Grand Marais

Minnesota’s north shore is a 120-mile stretch of open water renowned for its scenic cliffs,…
Sun, Jun 4th, 2023  –  Wed, Jun 7th, 2023
Day 1: 1pm start; Day 4, 3pm finish
Instructor: Mark Gordon
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Winter River Exploration

Come explore the wild rivers and gorges of the North Shore at its seasonal zenith, the end of…
Fri, Feb 10th, 2023
9am-3pm
Instructor: Mark Gordon
Sat, Feb 11th, 2023
9am-3pm
Instructor: 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: Dancing with the Stars

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

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

Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation

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