HODDING CARTER will give a presentation titled “A Vikings Voyage,” about sailing the Snorri, a replica of a Viking vessel, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

HODDING CARTER will give a presentation titled “A Vikings Voyage,” about sailing the Snorri, a replica of a Viking vessel, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

OWLS HEAD — Hodding Carter of Camden plans to chronicle his adventure retracing Viking explorer Leif Erickson’s voyage from Greenland to North America with a presentation titled “A Viking Voyage” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. Admission is free.

“ More than 1,000 years ago, Leif Eriksson and his Viking crew sailed an open boat from Greenland to North America, many believe to Newfoundland, where they overwintered before returning to Greenland,” a release from the museum states. “One thousand years later, Hodding Carter assembled a modern day Viking crew, built a reproduction of a Viking knarr, and recreated Eriksson’s crossing. It took two attempts, but Carter and his team succeeded in this grand adventure.”

“The quest proved a challenge for its participants, not merely pitting man against nature, but testing themselves against the historic pioneers who dared undertake such bold quests,” the release continues. “ In the process, the crew discovered more than just the Viking’s route to North America, they discovered something within themselves.”

A Viking Voyage is the first in a series of seven winter education programs offered on Saturdays by the Owls Head Transportation Museum. All programs are free to public.

The next program will take place on Feb. 4. Nick Buck will discuss a journey that he and his brother, Rinker, took along the Oregon Trail in 2011.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum Street, off Route 73. For more information, call 594-4418 or visit www.owlshead.org.


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