Sailing Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota
|Preparing to launch from Fort Stevenson State Park. Garrison, North Dakota|
|Leaving the marina on a Mega 30' sailboat|
True that we have all of that…but unless you live here or have visited, you will never know the beauty of North Dakota. And, the awesome people that live here.
On Sunday, we took our Mega 30' sailboat out on the water to soak up the last few weekends of great summer weather.
|Sailors were out in numbers today. There were 8 sailboats and a catamaran enjoying the hot summer day.|
|One of our marina neighbors enjoying the last glimpses of summer.|
Lake Sakakawea is named for the Shoshone-Hidatsa woman Sakakawea who guided Louis and Clarke through the western territory.
The lake is the largest man-made lake in North Dakota and the third largest in the United States, after Lake Mead and Lake Powell.
The lake averages between 2 and 3 miles (3 and 5 km) in width and is 14 miles (23 km) wide at its widest point (Van Hook Arm).
Lake Sakakawea marks the maximum southwest extent of glaciation during the ice age.
|Lake Sakakawea has many beautiful coves where you can anchor in peaceful bliss.|
|The winds made it perfect to glissade across the water.|
|Heeling at 45% with the Mega 30 foot racer sailboat|