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For Sale: Full-rigged Arctic ship




North Star of Herschel Island was in-built 1935 for 2 Inuit trappers within the Canadian Arctic. She is 78′ LOA and 58′ LOD and carries 3 masts with 4 yards crossed on every with new sails bent on final yr in addition to 9 fore’n’aft sails. She is double hulled with 3 1/2″ 1/4 sawn edge grain fir on 3 x 3 oak frames on 12″ facilities on the internal hull and a second hull of ironbark from the waterline down for ice sheathing. She is copper clad beneath the waterline. Initially she was rigged as a gaff sloop however was re-rigged within the early ’80’s as a full-rigged ship for commerce wind crusing. She has solely had three homeowners in her life. She is a sturdy little ship that has been used for sail cargo, sail-training, exploration, environmental work, defending Canadian Arctic sovereignty, tall ships gatherings and plenty of different adventures. My spouse and I raised 4 youngsters aboard and logged hundreds of miles in her over 18 seasons.
The fo’c’sle has two chain bins of 300′ that assist the on deck 250 lb AP, 150 lb AP, 75 lb Fisherman anchors. There are three bunks within the fo’c’sle with lockers. Abaft there’s a personal cabin to port with a big bunk that may be transformed to a tub. To starboard of it is a bathe cabin (sit down model.) The primary salon lies abaft this and was as soon as (and could possibly be once more) the cargo maintain. The backs of the sofa’s either side fold as much as present single over double bunks. A eating desk hinges from the ahead bulkhead. A strong gas hearth sits ahead and is linked to a copper water jacket that goes round a lot of the ship and heats lots of the bunks. Library cabinets are on the after bulkhead. A ladder (that may be swung to the deckhead leads up via important hatch. Abaft that is the captain’s cabin to port with an workplace space and enormous chart desk to starboard. The two 160 gallon gas tanks are beneath the deck. Abaft this on port aspect is the pinnacle after which a walk-in engine room that homes the GM-353 and a handcrank Pettit generator. A workbench is mounted to port. On the starboard aspect is the galley with a Dickenson diesel range , cabinets, pantry, fridge and so on. A ladder results in the deckhouse. The helm is linked to Edson worm-gear steering. A big chart desk is mounted atop a smaller desk and may be bolted to the deckhead. A hatch from deckhouse results in a big lazarette presently used for storage of additional cordage, sails, blocks and so on.
A 16′ Whitehall Spirit rowing dinghy hangs in davits and may be shifted to both aspect. A Davison 12 foot dinghy is mounted on deck ahead of deckhouse. A 2 velocity working capstan is mounted ahead of the principle hatch and can be utilized for loading cargo, dinghies, anchoring, and careening. On the foredeck is an electrical anchor winch and a 2 velocity hand crank anchor winch. Quite a few different gear and equipment aboard.


Vessel kind: Arctic sail cargo ship

Ole Andreasson




Arctic sail cargo ship









No. of engines:


Engine mannequin:

GM 353

Engine energy:


Gas kind:


Drive kind:

Shaft drive

Size over all:


Size at waterline:




Most draft:

6′ 6″

Hull materials:


Hull kind:

20.11 tons

Hull color:

White and Inexperienced

Keel kind:

Full Keel


50 metric tons

Gas capability:

160 Gallons

Water capability:

160 Gallons



Foc’sle has three bunks. A non-public cabin abaft this and important salon has single over double bunk beds. Captain’s cabin has a double bunk.


Closely constructed fir on oak with ironbark ice sheathing and copper clad.


Navigation Tools

2 VHF radios, Radar, RDF, Two steering compasses – one in deckhouse and one on important deck. Telltale compass beneath, Barograph, 3 Depthsounders, and so on


GM 35 with Borg Warner transmission.

Sails & Spars

New sails bent on final yr. Three spruce masts that every cross 4 yards.

Security Tools

Roughly 30 lifejackets, 4 life rings, flares and flare gun and so on..

Location Map

Word: Indicated location is approximate normal space solely.

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