Ahoy! Awaken your inner Viking!
The Draken Harald Hårfagre will sail into Norfolk from Thursday, September 13-Sunday, September 16 during its Expedition America: East Coast
I had the great pleasure of seeing this boat
up close while it was in Mystic Seaport and after I had sailed 1,000nm offshore
to get there. The boat
I was on was literally the next boat to the Dragon Ship. I marveled at the beauty of this long ship and relished seeing the wood hull
and fittings. It is really a robust but graceful looking beauty of a wooden boat. It was especially beautiful to see in profile on a foggy morning.
I would love to see it again. It is well worth visiting. Take some friends or children
with you. It is an unforgettable boat.
Learn more about the ship, and its 2018 tour of other ports
in the USA.
During the tour Draken will visit 14 harbors across the East Coast
of the U.S. spanning from Maine
to South Carolina.
From the linked site:
“115 feet from stem to stern, 26 feet wide, 260 square meters of silk sail and a 79 feet tall mast
made from Douglas fir. She is a seaworthy
ship, able to sail the Oceans of the World.
At a hundred and fourteen feet of crafted oak, twenty-seven feet on the beam, displacing eighty tons, and with a thirty-two hundred square foot sail, this magnificent ship is indeed worthy of a king.”
tours (up 1,800 people/day)
See videos about the ship here: