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An illustrated Viking voyage : retracing Leif Eriksson's journey in an authentic Viking knarr

Author: W Hodding Carter; Russell Kaye
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1997, journalist and history buff W. Hodding Carter, along with a band of amateur sailers, set out to retrace Leif Eriksson's journey to North America. They sailed in a handmade ship modeled after a traditional Viking "knarr." It was the first voyage by Westerners to precisely follow the Vikings' route in nearly 1000 years. The chronicle of this voyage is told in this book, through photographs and colorful  Read more...
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Named Person: W Hodding Carter; Leiv Eiriksson; W Hodding Carter; W Hodding Carter; Leiv Eiriksson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Hodding Carter; Russell Kaye
ISBN: 0743407024 9780743407021
OCLC Number: 45301725
Description: 147 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface: A voyage in time --
Launch day --
Greenland --
Ashore --
A sinking ship --
The new Vikings --
A return to the sea --
Vinland bound.
Responsibility: photographs by Russell Kaye ; text by W. Hodding Carter.
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The account of one man's obsession with Leif Eriksson and his triumphant voyage 1000 years ago from Greenland to North America. Carter gathered a crew and re-enacted the event in a replica of the  Read more...

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