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An Illustrated Viking Voyage: Retracing Leif Erikssons Journey In An Authentic Viking Knarr
An Illustrated Viking Voyage: Retracing Leif Erikssons Journey In An Authentic Viking Knarr by W. Hodding Carter 0743407024 9780743407021
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An Illustrated Viking Voyage: Retracing Leif Erikssons Journey In An Authentic Viking Knarr by W. Hodding Carter

Featuring the breathtaking images of award-winning photographer Russell Kaye, An Illustrated Viking Voyage tells the tale of an awe-inspiring modern expedition. <P> In 1997, journalist and history buff W. Hodding Carter, along with a ragtag band of amateur sailors, set out to retrace Leif Erikssons journey to North America. They sailed a handmade ship modeled after a traditional Viking knarr. It was the first voyage by Westerners to precisely follow the Vikings route in nearly a thousand years. <P> Beginning in a small boathouse in Maine, Carters fifty-four-foot open-decked Viking boat, the Snorri, took shape from wooden planks and individually pounded iron rivets. Over the next year, the Snorri sailed from the ports and fjords of Greenland through the Arctic circle to a victorious landing at lAnse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. <P> Through the extraordinary images of photographer Russell Kaye, and a colorful running text from Carter, the chronicle of this remarkable voyage is captured in rich detail. Experience the feat of building an authentic Viking vessel; the power of sublime Arctic landscapes; the beauty and treachery of

Author: W. Hodding Carter

Language: English

Edition: 1st ed

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 147

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publication Date: 2000-11-01

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ISBN: 0743407024


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