2 SEASONS IN THE ARCTIC WITH “STORMR” An equipment review, by the crew of Empiricus

“STORMR” Product review from a sailors perspective. By Capt. Jesse Osborn and the crew of SV Empiricus. 2012-2014 In 2012, I was preparing to sail the fabled Northwest Passage. Having the right foul weather gear was going to be important. As I discussed this with a friend, he told me about this new company called […]

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Liebster award nominee!

My friends from Alaskagraphy nominated Empiricusembarks for the Leibster award.  Sweet!  Thanks guys! The award nomination is continually passed on to other blogs, which stirs activity and spurs new connections among readers.  Cool! This award comes with a list of questions, put to the nominees, by the nominating party.  So here is what Alaskagraphy asked: […]

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Blades of the Northwest Passage

Blades of the Northwest Passage. The Northwest Passage is a fascinating place, to say the least. I remember reading numerous accounts of early exploration, specifically Roald Amundsen’s account of this place. He was Captain of the Gjoa. The first boat to sail through the Northwest Passage. Amunsdsen was successful in this for many reasons. I […]

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