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Leif Erikson Park, Duluth

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The Leif Erikson Ship was built in Korgen, Norway by local boat builders to replicate the type of ship sailed and the route used by the Vikings in their settlement of North America around 997 A.D. The 42 foot vessel was completed in April of 1926.

Captain Gerhard Folgero and his crew of three left Bergen, Norway for North America on May 23rd of that same year.

On the voyage to Duluth, the ship stopped at the Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and landed at St. Johns, Newfoundland on July 20, 1926. While crossing the Atlantic, the crew encountered heavy seas of hurricane proportions and became ice-locked near Greenland.

After landing in Newfoundland the crew and ship set sail for Boston, Massachusetts and arrived in August of 1926. They had traveled a distance of 6,700 miles, the greatest distance for a ship of its size in modern history, logging 10,000 miles, arriving in Duluth, Minnesota on June 23, 1927

The goal was accomplished, reenacting Leif Erikson's route taken in 997 A.D., proving that the Vikings traveled the Atlantic to North America.
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  • The most beautiful park in Duluth that has full big screen movies on Wednesday nites for the whole family Beautiful roses, well kept plants, 
    The most beautiful park in Duluth that has full big screen movies on Wednesday nites for the whole family Beautiful roses, well kept plants,  more »
  • This is a colourful rose garden overlooking the lake. It is well maintained and offers visitors a variety of rose plants to see. Nice place to take photographs with a colourful background. The Park....  more
    This is a colourful rose garden overlooking the lake. It is well maintained and offers visitors a variety of rose plants to see. Nice place to take photographs with a colourful background. The Park....  more »
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  • GO HERE TO CATCH POKEMON!!
  • What I love most about this park is how clean it is. For as many people as I see there, it’s in remarkably good shape. There are often things to do, food trucks or entertainment and always lots of kids and dogs. It’s a fun place to wander a kill an hour or two in the sun.

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