The search for Viking mooring stones on Lake Winnipeg happens the first week of July

Using the new 35′ Pearson sailboat that was just put into the water at Gimli on June 23rd the Fara Heim team will sail up to Berens River to search for suspected mooring stones found by Evald Hansen in 1955.  The team has a letter from Evald to Hjalmar Holand dated October 10th, 1956 in which he tells Hjalmar of the location.

Hjalmar writes about Evald in a book written in 1962 called “A Pre-Columbian Crusade to America”.  In it Hjalmar refers to a 1957 correspondence with Evald and then discusses mooring stones at Berens River and a spot at Leaf River Point that was called “White Men’s Writing on the Rock”. Hjalmar says he would like to go back but can’t due to “lack of travel expenses”.

We have reached out to the family of Evald and will shortly know exactly where to go.  We may not make it over to Leaf River Point as we don’t have an exact location for the “Rock”.

A full report will be published once we come back and we will be filming the expedition.

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