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Welcome to LEIF
Send In Your Names for the Last Stone
We're accepting names for one last
at Shilshole. There is room for up to 400. We'll continue
accepting names until there are enough to fill the plaque. Send in your
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1,767 Names Now at Shilshole
In July 2010 we unveiled 900-plus new names of Scandinavian
immigrants, inscribed on plaques mounted on 13 rune stones
at the base of Seattle's Leif Erikson memorial statue at
Shilshole Bay Marina
A total of
are now listed
at the memorial.
Putting Leif on the Map
is a new blog attempting to map out Erik
the Red's and Leif Erikson's voyages in Newfoundland and
Cape Breton Island, as recorded in the Sagas.
Ship the Hard Way
A team in Tønsberg, Norway, is building a replica of the ancient
Oseberg Viking ship
discovered there in 1904—using only manual
power and exact copies of Viking tools. It sounds like a boat
could be proud of.
Who We Are
LEIF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study,
education, and promotion of Leif Erikson as the first recorded European
to come to America, and of Scandinavian culture and connections
between Scandinavians and Americans.
Leif Erikson International Foundation
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107