Sailing Nordic Sun
Below you will find a number of videos that follow the wake of the Larsen’s as they explore the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Nordic Sun II does the Red Dog Saloon in Juneau, Alaska
In this episode of Sailing Nordic Sun the crew goes into the Red Dog Saloon for an Alaskan beer. Originating during the heyday of Juneau’s glorious mining era, this world famous saloon has provided hospitality and fellowship to weary travelers and local patrons alike. Early day proprietors, Earl and Thelma (Pederson) Forsythe provided dancing and long time entertainer “Ragtime Hattie” played the piano in her white gloves and silver dollar halter top. During territorial days, during his tenure of over twenty years as owner, Gordie Kanouse would meet tour boats with his mule that wore a sign saying “follow my ass to the Red Dog Saloon”. In the early seventies the Harris family bought the saloon and continued to grow and protect the priceless collection of furs, guns and antiques.
The Red Dog Saloon has had several different locations here in town. Originally the saloon was located about 2 blocks up Franklin street and later across the street next to the Alaskan Hotel. In 1988 the saloon was moved, intact, to this site. Great care was given to replacing most everything to its original place within the room. The Kanouse family, back in the late 40’s began luring the tourist customers from the arriving steamships. Some old timers tell us the Red Dog Saloon used to be just a tent on the beach during the mining heydays.
In 2008, the saloon was purchased by a group of local Juneauites who continue the tradition of providing hospitality, fellowship and entertainment to weary travelers and local patrons alike. In 2012 the saloon was expanded slightly and connected to the new larger Red Dog Mercantile which carries a wide variety of Red Dog souvenirs and apparel. Today the local owners of the Red Dog Saloon continue to work to improve and enhance the experience
behind those swinging doors and above those sawdust floors.
Follow along In this Episode as the crew of Nordic Sun II experience the Red Dog Saloon.
Nordic Sun II does Blake Island
In this episode of Sailing Nordic Sun follow along as the crew of Nordic Sun II explores Blake Island and chases down the races in the Gig Harbor Islands race.
Blake Island was the ancestral home of the Squamish tribe. Supposedly Chief Sealth was born here. This famous chief is what gave Seattle its name.
Follow along on this Episode as the crew of Nordic Sun II explores Blake Island.
Going To Town
In this episode we go to town. We leave Misery Bay and head to the town of Sechelt. We are heading to Sechelt to get a grease gun. Our anchor winch has been grinding and we decided it needed some grease to help with the noise.
Held up in Misery Bay
In this video, we explore what Misery Bay has to offer.
Misery Bay is located near the head of Salmon Inlet in British Columbia. It is reached by boat but only after first transiting the Sechelt rapids in the Skookumchuck Narrows.
Crashed Up On The Rocks
In this video, we will be going from Rapids to Rapids. We start in Princess Louisa inlet and first transit Malibu Rapids. We then head back toward Egmont up Jervis Inlet to transit Sechelt Rapids at the Skookumchuck Narrows.
Exploring Princess Louisa Inlet
In this episode the crew of sailing vessel Nordic Sun II goes exploring Princess Louisa Inlet by dinghy. The first check out Chatterbox falls, then jet off to Malibu Club touring the Young Life Club right at the at Malibu Rapids. When we get back to the boat we get a dip in the clear and clean waters of Princess Louisa Inlet, Lastly enjoying cocktails as the sun sets on the surrounding shore.
Rapid ahead Captain!!!
Nordic Sun II Does Swiftsure 2016
In this video Nordic Sun II travels to Victoria British Columbia Canada to participate in the Swiftsure inshore race.