thank you for spending this year with us aboard Empiricus! We have enjoyed sharing and receiving your feedback as we explored the Northwest Passage. This year will be no less amazing and we are grateful for your interest! Merry Christmas to you all and God bless 2015! Jesse and Samantha sv EmpiricusRead more "Merry Christmas!"
“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 […]Read more "2 SEASONS IN THE ARCTIC WITH “STORMR” An equipment review, by the crew of Empiricus"
Joining us as a guest or crew member could be a great way to explore the lifestyle if global cruising under sail, without cutting ties to shore. It is also a great, one of a kind vacation, like no other you can find. We tend to stay off the beaten path and you can join […]Read more "Join us in Greenland July 2015!"
On September 1, 2014, just after our 1st attempt at the Northwest Passage’s infamous Bellot Straight, we vowed not to make another, until we had a got, clear ice report. We were prepared and ready to return to Gjoa Haven for the winter, if need be and in the mean time sat drifting in calm […]Read more "Big Bad Bellot Straight Part 2. A successful passage."
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: […]Read more "Liebster award nominee!"
Who is it that speaks and is heard for eternity? The humble… The humble live on in our thoughts, our books and our stories, because they have the greatest courage of all. Though it takes great courage to face an enemy, and risk your life for another. It takes even greater courage, to face yourself […]Read more "The courage is in your moments"
Big Bad Bellot. The West entrance to the strait is located at 71 Deg 58 Min North by 95 Deg 11 Min West. Its southern shore marks the northernmost point on the North American continent. This narrow body of water is not well charted and carries a long history of dramatic encounters for ships […]Read more "BIG BAD BELLOT STRAIT. PART 1"