Olaf Engvig, author, maritime historian, lecturer, coastal skipper, ship restorer and preserver.   The Ships that Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, Wapama and Vaerdalen The Ships that Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, Wapama and Vaerdalen

Olaf Engvig has just released an e-book that tells the story of the "Scandinavian Navy", (ships and/or seamen from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), and the two very different tales of the ships WAPAMA and VAERDALEN. Learn more on Engvig's publications page.

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Olaf Engvig has saved numerous traditional open longboats of the Viking type from the 19th and early 20th centuries. He has restored and sailed several of them on the Norwegian coast, around and across the North Sea, and on the Pacific coast of the United States.

Small Boat Detail
At present, he has the following longboats:
Rein under sail.
  • Halvfjerming FROYA, b.1983 (replica of a boat built in 1872), 27 feet, 8 oars, and a square sail;


  • Firing HITRA, b.1863, 29 feet long, 10 oars, square sail (in original condition);


  • Seksring REIN, b.1905, 23 feet, 8 oars, square sail;


  • Faering Mr.THOMAS, b.1875, 20 feet, 4 oars, square sail; and


  • Faering JAKOB, b.1932, 19 feet, 4 oars, fore-and-aft rig.

Dronningen.
Olaf Engvig also facilitated the building of DRONNINGEN in 1978,
the first complete replica of the Viking Royal Barge from Oseberg, 76 feet, 28 oars, square sail.


A number of these boats are part of Engvig's latest book, Vikings to Victorian: Exploring the Use of Iron in Ship Building.


Olaf T. Engvig   1451 Lomita Blvd. #4   Harbor City, CA 90710
Phone: 818.266.5170     olafengvig@earthlink.net

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