The Controversial Norse Coin found in Maine

The Maine Penny, or Goddard Coin, was found in a Native American settlement in Maine in 1957. It could be a hoax, like the Kensington Runestone in Minnesota. Apparently it was found by a local resident among 30,000 other things. You can read more here:

This Giant Viking Boat Will Sail the Atlantic

  This ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest Viking ship built in modern times, will follow the path Leif Eriksson took over a thousand years ago. In May 2016 it will leave Norway and past the Shetlands and the Faeroe Islands before landing in Iceland. Then they’ll aim for Greenland, and then Newfoundland. They’ll sail up the St Lawrence River […]

A 1926 Crossing of the Atlantic in a Viking Boat

In 1925 Captain Gerhard Folgero commissioned a Petersen (hey! I’m a Petersen!) to build a 40-foot clinker built boat, and on July 20 1926 he landed in St. Johns, Newfoundland. Based on this passage alone, I love these guys: Kristian swore that there would be coffee, even if the boat went down. At 9:30 a.m. he reported that the coffee was ready. Most […]