Friday, July 14, 2017


Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT  2017

This boat is visiting Mystic Seaport for the summer and looks a little out of place docked next to the main exhibits of sailing vessels, which date from the mid to late 1800's and later.  This is a replica of a Viking Longship, launched in 2012.  It can be powered by wind using its square sail and can reach speeds of  up to 14 knots.  When there's no wind, the boat contains 25 pairs of oars, each oar powered by two men.  You can read all about the Draken here.

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