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Norwegian Viking ship stops in Greenport

The Draken Harald Hårfagre, the world's largest operating Viking ship, arrived in Greenport on Wednesday and remained docked there for four days as visitors were treated to tours of the 1,000-year-old vessel. Built from oak, Douglas fir and hemp, the 115-foot-long, 26-foot and 2-inch-wide clinker-built Viking longship took two years to construct. Norwegian entrepreneur Sigurd Aase built it with the intention of recreating a functional Viking ship. The ship took its first sail in April 2016 from its home in Haugesund, Norway, to several ports in Canada and the United States. (Credit: Randee Daddona)


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