|Norway, was of the feeling that the world had not sufficiently
honored a previous visitor to America. The poems about the Vikings were generally
discredited. However, when a real Viking vessel, a thousand years old, was dug
from a kitchen-midden in Norway, a fund was gathered from every village in Norway to make
a replica of the ancient vessel. And it was on it that the Norwegian Commissioners
took sail as the crew. Captain Magnus Anderson, the proud Norsemen sailed across the
Atlantic in the small craft, and came to anchor by way of New York and the lakes at
Jackson Park about five o'clock on Wednesday, July 12, 1893.