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. http://leiferiksonvikingship.com/folgeros_voyage.htm 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 […]