Harald the Dragon
Norway wants to pillage us all again, it seems. They recently built an authentic-sized viking ship and sailed it over here via Greenland, where they presumably stopped to pick up weapons and raiding supplies. Their raping and pillaging expedition of the Americas nearly came to an abrupt end when Canada’s beuracratic rules almost halted them in the Great Lakes but they found their way out of the ambush and made their way down the Hudson to NYC. They were here for a few days, clearly planning to ransack Wall Street and plunder all of our cronuts before wintering in Connecticut’s awesomely named Mysitc Seaport.
It’s name is Draken Harald Harfagre, or as I like to think of it, Harald the Dragon. The ship really made a splash against the backdrop of modern buildings and yachts, and it looked spectacular. I took a little tour of it and everything appeared fairly legit. The wood was tar-coated, the deck was shallow and there were shields and ropes everywhere. They used technology only where necessary, like a spiffy, white, electric toilet and a petrol motor, but they did a great job of hiding them to keep the authentic feel. I think this boat would please even the Techno Viking.
Draken info – http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/
Techno Viking – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwsntHcWiy4