VIDEO: Viking Longship Sets Sail

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Powered by sails and oars, the 115-foot Viking longship Draken Harald Harfage is a replica of the type of craft that Vikings used more than 1,000 years ago. She is the largest modern Viking ship ever built and has a crew of 32 people.

She initially set sail from her home port of Haugesund, Norway, on April 26, 2016, and made stops in Scotland, Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland before entering the St. Lawrence Seaway heading toward Quebec. After cruising the St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes, Draken Harald Harfage sailed through the Erie Canal and then down the Hudson River before ending up at Mystic Seaport, where she’s been undergoing repairs for the last two years. This video has more on the next legs of Draken Harald Harfage’s voyage.

Draken Harald Harfagewill make multiple stops during her 2018 New England tour, including port visits in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Plymouth, Massachusetts and Rockland, Maine. At least a dozen more stops are being planned but have not yet been announced. You can keep track of the journey by clicking here



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