Louie Bartos

Mariner Sails

705 Cook St.
, AK 99901

907 225-9296 or 907 617-1416



I have been a sailmaker for over thirty years, making cruising and racing sails using the most modern materials and making historical replicas using traditional methods and modern materials. I am involved in researching the methods of sailmaking used from 1400 through 1840, and have investigated the sails of the MARY ROSE – 1545, the SCHURRAK (SO1) -1590, the VASA – 1628, the JEANNAE ELIZABETH 1755, and the H.M.S. VICTORY – 1805.

I do traditional sailor’s knotwork such as bell pulls and make ditty bags, sea bags, and other traditional sailing paraphernalia that would have been used on the sailing ships of yesteryear.

Traditional Arts


Maritime History

Historical Sails
Traditional Sailor’s Knotwork
Ditty Bags
Sea Bags