2 days in Kodiak

Steven and I rolled onto the ferry, and slept hard, from dock to dock… Its a good thing because the next 2 days were a whirlwind. Over 20 trips from the Potato, with 200lb plus carts at low tide. Steven earned his keep ad impresses some local fisherman with his energy and good attitude. I […]

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Slow Rumble to Homer

After a pleasant day of Moose spotting, story telling and pulling over to let cars pass. We rolled down the Homer Spit and Parked at the Salty Dog. The Tater Made Er….. Stevo wanted to show me some museums, he has taken field trips to. So thats what we did. After a fun day of […]

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5 day scramble

Since leaving the slope May 20 and landing in Anchorage, it has been a non stop blast of energy amongst the crew of Empiricus. A long punch list sat before us as the time ticked away. The name of the game was “Checklist”. With a checklist in hand, mountains can be moved. without. Mountains can […]

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High Arctic Fuel Depot

Well if you don’t already know, the Crew of Empiricus will be attempting a passage that has never been done in history. Route 1 East as it is called is the Eastbound route through McClure Straight. We do not yet know if conditions will be favorable for this passage but we plan to give it […]

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Fuel staging containers

Fuel canisters staged in the kitchen for stenciling. Although Empiricus is a true sailing craft, Transiting the Northwest Passage has never (To my knowledge) been accomplished without the use of an auxiliary engine.  Ronald Amundsen carried thousands of gallons of fuel for his multi year passage.  He was the first to do so and attributed […]

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