Viking ship replica


Viking ship replica
The Viking at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893

Viking ship replicas are one of the more common types of ship replica. Viking, the very first Viking ship replica, was built by the Rødsverven shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. In 1893 it sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to Chicago in The United States for the World's Columbian Exposition. Formerly located in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois, the Viking is currently undergoing conservation in Geneva, Illinois, United States. [1]

There are a considerable number of modern reconstructions of Viking Age ships in service around Northern Europe and North America. The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, Denmark, has been particularly prolific in building accurate reconstructions of archaeological finds in its collection.

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Europe

Canada

  • Munin - Vancouver, British Columbia (40 ft, 7-15 persons)
  • Viking Saga - Newfoundland

United States

  • Viking - Built in the Rødsverven shipyard in Sandefjord, Norway. Currently located and undergoing conservation in Geneva, Illinois. [3]
  • Leif Erikson (42 ft, 4 persons) - sailed across the Atlantic from Bergen, Norway in 1926, in Leif Erikson Park, Duluth, Minnesota.[4]
  • Skelmir - San Antonio, Texas (22 ft, 8 persons)
  • Redwolf - San Antonio (40 ft, 17 persons - under construction)
  • Fyrdraca - Missouri (32 ft, 18 persons - retired from service with the Longship Company 2003)
  • Sae Hrafn - Maryland (40 ft, 18 persons)
  • Gyrfalcon - Maryland (20 ft, 5 persons)
  • Skogar Þrostur (formerly called the Blackbird) - Connecticut (22 ft, 3 persons). She was built in Ohio by the group Viking Age Vessels and is now owned by Vinland Longships in Connecticut.[5]
  • Yrsa - Missouri (27 ft 8 persons)
  • Wulfwaig - Oklahoma City (21 ft, 5 persons)
  • Hjemkomst - Hawley, Minnesota. (Building began in 1973 and sailed from Duluth, MN to Bergen, Norway in 1982 with a crew of 12).

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