When Vikings Traveled The Hudson River & Erie Canal

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



When Vikings Traveled The Hudson River & Erie Canal

In June of 1893, young and old alike came out in droves to see a strange-looking craft as it made its way westward along the Erie Canal. What had brought them out on those summer days was a replica of a Viking ship that had recently crossed the Atlantic on an epic journey whose story had begun one thousand years before.

Sometime around the year 900 a Norse ruler died and was buried in a king mound that over the hundreds of years that followed became known as Gokstadhaugen outside of Sandefjord, Norway.

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