Preview: CELESTE’s Arctic Voyage: Traversing the Bering Sea, Sailing to the Top of America and the Rough Autumn Passages in the Alaskan Arctic

March 15, 2017

Ellen Leonard

CELESTE during our Passage to the Aleutians

CELESTE during our passage to the Aleutians

For eight months, our cold-molded wooden cutter CELESTE remained sheltered from Bering Sea storms in the small boat basin at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands. Our voyage to reach Dutch Harbor had been a true adventure of high winds and calms, tidal currents and deep anchorages, glaciers and mountains, brown bears and humpback whales. (See Passage to the Aleutians.) Then we’d winterized CELESTE after arriving and reluctantly left her for the winter. We returned in early June 2015 and immediately set to work readying our floating home for an Arctic adventure.

Route Map 2015 to Nome

Our 2015 route from Dutch Harbor to Nome continues the earlier passage from Vancouver

Dutch Harbor small boat basin on a rare fine day

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