Email This Page to a FriendPreview: 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
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.