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Draken Lecture

  • Apprenticeshop 655 Main Street Rockland, ME, 04841 United States (map)

Come and learn what it took to build and sail this modern masterpiece. 

7pm, Tuesday July 24, Tuesday night talk at the Apprenticeshop by Captain Bjorn Alhander on the building and operation of the world’s largest replica Viking ship. In 2016, the Draken successfully crossed the North Atlantic Ocean, recreating one of the most epic, mythical explorations of all time in the wake of the Viking Explorer, Leif Ericsson. Visiting numerous ports and encountering thousands of people along her Trans-Atlantic journey, the Draken Harald Hårfagre emerged as a pillar of culture, education, and enrichment, bringing the illustrious Viking age of exploration to life in today’s modern age. Curated by Sigurd Aase, construction of the Draken began in 2010 – creating what would be the largest Viking ship ever built in modern times. Named after Harald Hårfagre, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom, the great dragon ship came together in the town of Haugesund in Western Norway. Draken measures 115 feet from stem to stern, 26 feet wide, with 260 square meters of silk sail, and a 79 foot tall mast made from Douglas fir. She is a seaworthy ship, able to sail the Oceans of the World.

Tickets $25, available online at https://www.drakenhh.com/tickets-rockland/ or on the door.

Later Event: July 27
Camden Classics Youth Regatta