We are excited to present....Sea Change 2016! This year's trip will be unique in its route, its crew, and its support system.
First, the crew. We have Zander from Vermillion Community College in Ely, MN, an Outdoor Rec. and Parks Major, Scout leader, and sailing instructor at Camp Tomahawk, who comes with a great enthusiasm for learning. Also Keera Rowan, a student from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, ON--also an Outdoor Rec. major and a climate change mover-and-shaker who will be traveling mostly in her home country on this voyage.
Finally, we are excited to have Claire Freesmeier from the University of Minnesota (Duluth), an Environment and Sustainability major with a passion for climate change and a proven record of engagement and organization. She will be with us for the first two weeks.
This year we invited three homeschoolers to join us as well-- Brooke Doughty from Marquette, MI, a 9th grader who joined our presentation last year in Marquette, explored Amicus II, and built a fast and deep friendship with Cedar. She will be aboard for the first two weeks of the trip. For the second two weeks we will have Coulter (15) and Cedar Holden (12), homeschooling friends from Wisconsin who have sailed with us in the Apostles and also in the Bahamas--old hands, as it were. Yes we will have two Cedars aboard. We will have to figure that one out.
Then the Gordon family--Mark (Captain), Katya (1st mate), Cedar (13, vying for 1st mate) and Lamar (11)--to make a group of 7 then 8 people aboard our 40-foot steel sailboat, the beloved, sturdy, red, home we call the Amicus II.