The Draken Harald Hårfagre

Viking ship arrives in Manhattan

Among the brave crew is Jeff Lievre, a Sooke resident, who travelled with the ship since its expedition began in Norway.

  • Tue Sep 20th, 2016 4:00pm
  • News

The world’s largest Viking ship, the Draken Harald Hårfagre, arrived at North Cove Marina in Manhattan after a long journey spanning two continents.

The ship has been on an adventurous voyage, sailing from Haugesund, Norway across the North Atlantic Ocean via the Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland to Newfoundland and into the St Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes the summer of 2016.

A Sooke resident, Jeff Lievre, has served aboard the epic ship as a volunteer seaman since its journey began back in Norway.