SV Animaashi

Little Traverse Bay, Mi

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Our Story

Animaashi: (v) s/he starts being blown away (by the wind); s/he begins to sail away, soar away 

Join our family as we explore life on the water of the Great Lakes and possibly beyond aboard the SV Animaashi, a 1984 Endeavor 38 sloop.

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Experience the art of our adventures. Joe is a professional photographer and owner of Glass Lakes Photography in Petoskey, Mi.


Where we have been, and where are we going. Read up on our stories in the blog and follow our footsteps if you like.


Stuff happens out on the water. Share in our adventures as we write about our passages and explorations.


The Clark’s

Crew of SV Animaashi

Who We Are

We are Joe, Kayla, and Gordon Clark. We’re just your average local family who have been forced into an alternative lifestyle on the water. We have been living and working in Northern Michigan for the past decade or so. After a year and a half of medical issues in the midst of the Covid Pandemic we were told that our neighborhood was toxic for Joe and possibly even 2 year old Gordon. So we were forced to move out and list our home for sale and start living the mobile life style. After staying in an RV for the early spring we moved forward with our plans to live on the water.