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Matt Nesheim

Grand Marais, MN
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Matt grew up on the Big Lake in Duluth, MN. After graduating from St. Olaf College, he bounced from coast to coast, first working aboard Pete Seeger's 110’ sloop Clearwater on the Hudson River and then for The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington. After two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in land-locked Paraguay, he returned to his home on the North Shore of Lake Superior and had the rare distinction of being a North House intern…twice. Whenever he’s not managing programs for North House, he’s in the shop or on the water.

Current Courses Offered by Matt Nesheim

1 Day
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Craft of Sail

Spend a day aboard Hjørdis and learn the basics of sailing a 50’ gaff-rigged schooner on Lake Superior. This course offers a mix of in-class preparation and on-the-water experience: topics include points of sail, seamanship, rope-work, sailing terminology and boat handling technique. Wind, weather and waves vary greatly on Lake…
Sun, Jul 1st, 2018
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Aug 19th, 2018
Instructor: Matt Nesheim