A Viking Voyage

A Viking Voyage

In Which An Unlikely Crew of Adventurers Attempts An Epic Journey to the New World

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Full-color photography from an award-winning freelance photographer combines with a fascinating text to describe the re-creation of the Vikings' difficult and perilous voyage to North America one thousand years ago aboard a handcrafted, full-sized replica of a traditional Viking knarr from Greenland to Newfoundland.

& Taylor

Photographs and text trace the journey of W. Hodding Carter and a crew of eleven sailors as they attempted to re-create the Vikings' voyage to North America one thousand years ago aboard a replica of a traditional Viking knarr.

Simon and Schuster
Featuring the breathtaking images of award-winning photographer Russell Kaye, An Illustrated Viking Voyage tells the tale of an awe-inspiring modern expedition. In 1997, journalist and history buff W. Hodding Carter, along with a ragtag band of amateur sailors, set out to retrace Leif Eriksson's journey to North America. They sailed a handmade ship modeled after a traditional Viking "knarr." It was the first voyage by Westerners to precisely follow the Vikings' route in nearly a thousand years. Beginning in a small boathouse in Maine, Carter's fifty-four-foot open-decked Viking boat, the Snorri, took shape from wooden planks and individually pounded iron rivets. Over the next year, the Snorri sailed from the ports and fjords of Greenland through the Arctic circle to a victorious landing at l'Anse aux Meadows in Newfoundland. Through the extraordinary images of photographer Russell Kaye, and a colorful running text from Carter, the chronicle of this remarkable voyage is captured in rich detail. Experience the feat of building an authentic Viking vessel; the power of sublime Arctic landscapes; the beauty and treachery of icebergs; and the fishermen of local villages who offered advice and companionship despite language barriers. An unforgettable adventure as seen through a celebrated photographer's lens, An Illustrated Viking Voyage chronicles a once-in-a-millennium occurrence, one which fans of Viking lore and seafaring journeys will come back to time and again.

Publisher: London : Ebury, 2000
ISBN: 9780743407021
Branch Call Number: 910.9163 CARTE
Characteristics: 1 volume ; 24 cm


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