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Fjordin Crossin and Paddle the Canal Event

  • Hoodsport Marina Hoodsport, WA (map)

Sponsored by The Hardware Distillery and Hood Canal Events Fjordin Crossin celebrates one of the great traditions of Aquavit, which is an old world Scandinavian spirit. 

FREE Event - additional events (cruise/paddle) require fees and reservations.

Head to Hoodsport to recreate a local version of a Scandinavian tradition at the 2nd Annual Fjordin Crossin — crossing of Hood Canal with a barrel of aquavit accompanied by a flotilla of paddlers with Hood Canal Events



To celebrate the launch, Paddle the Canal will follow the Twanoh in canoes, kayaks, SUPs and small sailboats.  It is open to everyone, and is not a race, but there will be prizes and special competitions.  

12:00 noon:

  • On-site registration for Paddle the Canal begins.

  • The Lady Alderbrook departs from the dock at the Alderbrook Resort.

  • Food vendors at the Hoodsport dock are open.  Local oysters and Scandinavian specialties are on the menu.

  • The barrel of Aquavit departs 

1:00 pm:

  • At the Hoodsport dock, the barrel of Aquavit on the Twanoh will set sail.

  • Paddle the Canal participants follow the Twanoh.

  • Those on board the Lady Alderbrook toast the festivities.

2:00 pm (approximately):

  • The Twanoh returns to the Hoodsport dock.

  • Paddle the Canal participants return to the dock.

  • Awards ceremony and prizes for Paddle the Canal.

2:30 – 5:00 pm

  • Post-party in Hoodsport.

  • Bottling Aquavit at the distillery.

  • Cooking demos at Olympic Stove & Spa.

  • Shopping at all of the local gift shops.

On June 29, the Hardware Distillery will launch a barrel of aged Dill Aquavit on Lee Geist’s boat, the Twanoh.  It will cross the Hood Canal from the Port of Hoodsport to Tahuya and back.  

Pre-registration for Paddle the Canal is at