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It’s #TALLSHIPSTUESDAY! Let’s learn about Draken Harald Harfagre

Posted by Tall Ships America on June 28, 2016

#TALLSHIPSTUESDAY is back, y’all! After a brief hiatus, we return just in time for the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Great Lakes Race Series. These next few months will feature our fleet of vessels that you can see, hear, and touch when they come to your host city this summer. Let’s do this!

Draken Harald Harfagre  Photo Drakenexpedition.com

Draken Harald Harfagre
Photo Drakenexpeditionamerica.com

Where you’ll find her cruising around this summer: Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto, presented by PortsToronto;Tall Ships® Fairport Harbor; Tall Ship Celebration: Bay City; Pepsi® Tall Ships® Chicago 2016; Tall Ship Festival (Green Bay) presented Nicolet National Bank; Tall Ships® Duluth 2016

Fun Facts

To be honest, this is such a cool ship, where do you even start? Two unusual things- they have no below decks and, yes, there are oars and they are utilized.

Her Backstory
In March of 2010, construction began on 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. Visit their website for more videos and photos of the construction process, sea trials, and journey across the North Atlantic.

Who Sails
Individuals of all ages





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