Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Longship

The Washington Manx are planning an outing on the Sae Hrafn (Sea Raven) with the Longship Company in September.
The Sae Hrafn is a 39' (12m) class A (Div. II) tall ship which is based on similarly sized coastal raiding and defense vessels (i.e. Skuldelev V & Ralswiek/Rugen II ), with the sweeping lines of the classic longships. She was launched in September 2005.
In addition to the activities of sailing, maintaining, and exhibiting/demonstrating the vessels, the Longship Company participates in living history events, contributes to ongoing international archaeology-by-experiment efforts relative to early seafaring and technology, produces educational materials, and supports artistic and scholarly efforts related to the Vikings and their era. Should be a fun day out! Bring your gloves if you're rowing.

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