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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 the 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…
Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
9am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
9am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
9am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund