Viking from Norway to America
From the back cover: "'In his book, Rasmus Rasmussen provides a full account of the Viking's journey from Norway to Chicago from a crew-member's point of view. The trip was not without peril and hardship. Their accommodations were crude. The weather, at times, threatened their very lives. Most cities rolled out the red carpet to meet them, but one rolled out the paddy wagon. All together, an informative journal and a delightful read, and one that compels reflection and awe of the exploits of our Viking ancestors.' - Paul A. Anderson, Honorary Norwegian Consul General
'Rasmussen's diary recounts the historic journey made by twelve courageous seamen aboard Viking and includes his personal experiences during and after the Fair. Viking is the first Viking ship to sail in nearly 1000 years, showing the world that Leif Erikson could have reached the New World almost 500 years before Columbus. The Addendum continues the story of Viking and brings the reader up to date on the most recent preservation accomplishments.' - Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP"
Author: R.E. Rasmussen
Publisher: Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
Publication Date: 2014