Tagged: Leif Erikson

LEIF - Newfoundland

The saga of LEIF

Seattle-based foundation commemorates Viking settlements with Leif Erikson statues Leif Erikson International Foundation As hobbies go, it’s rare. So rare, in fact, that no one else has taken on the task of giving statues...

Notable Norwegians: Leif Erikson

David Moe Leif Erikson was the second son of Erik the Red. Erik the Red’s father had been banished from Norway and settled in Iceland, but Erik the Red is credited with settling Greenland,...

On Leif Erikson Day

Andrew Saur Duluth, Minn. Leif Erikson is claimed by the Norwegians and Icelanders, and the Norse explorer is credited as the first European to set foot on the North American continent—beating Christopher Columbus by...

The Vikings are coming!

Leif Erikson Day Celebrated on October 9th Special to NAW Loch Sheldrake, N.Y. This coming Thursday, October 9, 2014, the State University of New York Sullivan will host a Scandinavian night in honor of...

Leif Erikson in your backyard

In honor of Oct. 9, Leif Erikson day, go visit a monument near you! When evidence of Leif Erikson’s achievement as the first European to reach the shores of North America was discovered in...

Leif Erickson parade showcases Viking pride

The start time is early and the parade route is short, to say the least. But that didn’t matter to the roughly 30 people who turned out Sunday morning for Durham’s annual Leif Erickson...

President Obama proclaims Leif Erikson Day 2009

Presidential Proclamation: Leif Erikson Day Oct. 9, 2009 On this day in 1825, the ship Restauration landed in New York City after sailing for 3 months from Stavanger, Norway. The 52 passengers aboard represented...