There are few things more satisfying to a sailor than flying all the canvass. Every stitch of sail, drawing and pulling your craft. Your own private cloud tacked to your deck like a giant cluster of balloons that magically draw you along your chosen path. Each scrap of cloth held in status. They tug at […]
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What brings food its flavor? What takes life from blah to bliss? Exactly what is it that puts the twinkle in the old mans eye? Take 2 kids any age above 10. Hand one a 20-dollar bill, asking nothing of him. Hand the other a shovel and tell him if he digs a big hole […]
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Stress is relative to prior experience. As is Joy. As is Love, as is Passion, as is fear as is pleasure. As is beauty. Beauty… How to describe, how to paint that…. I see it. Its painted in my head. It plays like a dance with the prom queen for me. But I didn’t find […]
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SAIL REPAIR CLASS STARTING THIS MONDAY! Captain Osborn is teaching a sail repair class at AVTEC Maritime Center in Seward Alaska. The dates are Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, October 15, 16 and 17. From 5 PM to 9 PM. The cost is $150.00 for all 3 nights. There is a 6 person maximum for this […]
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GUEST AND CREW By Captain Jesse Osborn I once chose my friends from a crowd of strangers…. A fellow student who sat nearby, or laughed at the same jokes, or rode the same bus. A kid whose parents knew mine or lived down the street. We grew up with those kids or others […]
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The delivery of the Alaskan Rover June 2010. A Sea story. By Captain Jesse Osborn. On the 6th of June 2010 I stepped aboard the deck of a beautiful steel schooner Aptly named the Alaskan Rover. 57 feet overall, gaff rigged and laden […]
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