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Dr. Thorbjörn Kenneth Thorlakson is Fara Heim’s first Life Member and has Fara Heim Membership Number #00001

Dr. Ken is Fara Heim's first Life Member. Dr. Thorlakson went to university to study Medicine at the University of Manitoba in 1943. He has Viking blood in him as he interrupted his studies to join the Royal Canadian Navy with subsequent North Atlantic convoy duty during World War II. Graduation in 1949 was followed one [...]

By |April 13th, 2016|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Birgitta Wallace paper on using the Sagas to find Vinland

Click here to read Birgitta Wallace's paper on Leif Eriksson's Home in Vinland Birgitta Wallace sent this to us today. David had met with her two years ago at the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada conference at Brock University. It's a great paper on the Sagas. Birgitta met with Dr. Parcak [...]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Páll Bergþórsson and Johann Sigurdson talk in Iceland

Pall and Navigation Tool SONY DSC Here is Johann Sigurdson talking with Páll Bergþórs­son. Páll has written some books on pre-Columbian exploration with focus on how navigation was done. http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/…/discovery_of_new_viking_sit…/ https://www.facebook.com/p…/Páll-Bergþórsson/100000022629269

By |April 3rd, 2016|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Busy week for archaeologists and historians

If you haven't heard an archaeology team used satellite images and a ground search last summer to find a previously unknown site in Newfoundland. It isn't claimed to be a Viking-age site but it sure has some compelling evidence. Dr. Parcak, recent winner of the 2016 TED prize of $1 million, her husband, Dr. Greg [...]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Expedition Diary|1 Comment

Maritime Archaeologist really likes “Soggy Dames” – Dr. Kimberly Monk

Dr. Kimberly Monk, of the University of Bristol, reached out to us after seeing a posting on a maritime archaeology group on LinkedIn. Dr. Monk, originally of Canada and now residing in the U.K., has done a lot of research on the Battle of Hudson Bay. She has a special fondness for "Soggy Dames", also [...]

By |March 29th, 2016|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Dr. David C. Smith and Dr. Chris Milligan join the Fara Heim team

We are pleased to announce Dr. David C. Smith and Dr. Chris Milligan, both of McGill University, have joined as Advisers to Fara Heim. They are experts in the history of the Battle of Hudson Bay. They wrote a very in-depth book on Le Pelican for the Stewart Foundation and recently released a very historical [...]

By |March 20th, 2016|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

We are adding an update on the Expeditions over the past year

Wow, we need to share with you a lot more often! We have a lot of expeditions, images, and info to share.

By |February 29th, 2016|Expedition Diary|0 Comments

Henry Kelsey saw the Battle of Hudson Bay first-hand and surrendered to D’Iberville

Read the journal notes of Henry Kelsey from 1697 when he watched for 2 weeks as the French-Canadian Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville attacked and captured York Fort. If you haven't heard of Henry Kelsey he is also a great explorer. He is the first known European to see bison and the prairies of central North [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Expedition Diary, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Opportunity to come on Expedition

August 2015 - Travel down the Nelson River to York Factory with the Fara Heim Expedition to search for the lost warships of the 1697 Battle of Hudson Bay In September 1697, a naval battle occurred near the south shores of Hudson Bay in Canada. The battle occurred during King William’s War when the French-Canadian [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|Expedition Diary|1 Comment

Fara Heim presenting at Explorers Club in New York City February 18

If you are in NYC stop and visit.

By |February 10th, 2015|Expedition Diary, Uncategorized|0 Comments