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The Gordon family from Two Harbors stand at the bowsprit of their 40-foot steel cutter, Amicus II, on a brisk May afternoon at the Knife River Marina. From left are Cedar, 9; Mark; Lamar, 7; and Katya. (Clint Austin /

Two Harbors family sees the world on sailboat adventures

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KNIFE RIVER -- Lamar Gordon has it figured out. At age 7, she can articulate the benefits of the sailing lifestyle that her parents, Mark and Katya Gordon of Two Harbors, have chosen.


"I like being so close to my family," said the Gordons' youngest daughter. "I like it being so comfortable. I like my bunk better than my bed at home. ... I like when we head out and there's a really good wind and we're really cooking along and we get to go somewhere and see new places."

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