Friends of the Viking Ship
The Viking Ship
The Viking is a replica of the Gokstad ship. In 1893, under Captain Magnus Andersen, she sailed across the Atlantic (from Bergen, Norway to New York) and on to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes).
Declared one of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois, this important, irreplaceable piece of our nation's and region's history must be preserved.
Learn of endangered landmarks status in Illinois at
from Norway to America
by R. E. Rasmussen,
... a personal account by one the Viking's crewmen of his adventures before, during and after the historic voyage from Bergen, Norway to Chicago in 1893.
now available for purchase!
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Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
Once on display in Chicago's Lincoln Park, the ship is now located in Geneva, IL
download a coloring sheet
a Viking girl
a Viking boy