Mon, Mar 23 | Horn Island

CANCELLED: Horn Island Expedition 2020

A six-day expedition to the wildest and most remote of the Mississippi Barrier Islands, Horn Island, led by artist and expert guide John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company.
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CANCELLED: Horn Island Expedition 2020

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – Mar 28, 2020, 3:00 PM
Horn Island, Horn Island, Mississippi, USA

About The Event

Monday, March 23 - Saturday, March 28, 2020

Horn Island Expedition 2020: Artist’s Retreat in Voyageur Canoe

A six-day expedition to the wildest and most remote of the Mississippi Barrier Islands, Horn Island, led by artist and expert guide John Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company. Venture across the open water of the Mississippi Sound with fellow crew members in a 29-foot, hand-crafted cypress strip voyageur-style canoe. These canoes are carved in the voyageur tradition of the Great Lakes, and are safe, stable, and perfectly suited for the trip. 

Horn Island is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore and was delicately & articulately celebrated by the legendary naturalist-artist Walter Anderson in watercolors, drawings, murals, pottery, sculpture, and writings.

CLICK HERE for Photos, Video, and Audio from last year's Excursion.

SCHEDULE AND DETAILS:

Monday, March 23: Meet at Ocean Springs Harbor. Park vehicles.

1 day paddling out, 4 days on the island camping and exploring, 1 day paddling back. 

Saturday, March 28: Return home

Final schedule weather dependent.

Cost: $870 total for guiding, outfitting (big canoe, paddles, life jackets and all necessary water safety gear), meals, dry bags, tents & sleeping bags, kitchenware and camp setup, all food prep, cooking & cleaning. No previous experience necessary, but must be willing to paddle long miles, and must be in good health and shape. 6 minimum, 12 maximum.

Artistic-types and anyone else welcome. Long open water crossing and primitive camping. Must be in fairly good shape, and comfortable with waves and extended sustained long distance paddling. 

A partnership between the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and Quapaw Canoe Company. Contact John Ruskey at john@island63.com or call 662-902-7841 for more information or to reserve your seat in big canoe.

Registration is Closed

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