Janet and I are also members of The Longship Company, a non-profit group that owns a faering that ours was based on and also a 40 Viking warship, the Sae Hrafn (Sea Raven). The Longship Company is based in southern Maryland and the Sae Hrafn is berthed at the Calvert Marine Museum. Voyages are FREE, just tell them you're coming. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Also, if you tell them you're coming and then can't make it, please make sure you tell they you are not coming so they don't wait around for you. Bring two liters of water per person, a lunch, sunscreen and a hat. Viking clothing is not required. 21st century boating clothes are completely fine. Below is their fall schedule: In case any of y'all are in the Tidewater this autumn (or just feel like a good sail): All voyages are now from the Calvert Marine Museum. We enter through the back gate by the boat shop. Please call to confirm voyage; subject to change due to weather and other conditions. All times are for crew assembly. Sept. 12; Sunday 12:00 - Voyage Sept. 25; Saturday; Viking Day at Calvert Marine Museum- Reenactment, displays, lectures, whatever we can do that is safe and educational. Short voyages (maybe), blacksmithing, interpretation, etc. Oct. 2; Saturday, 10:00 – Voyage October 9 – 10, Sat. & Sun.; Patuxent River Appreciation Days – Skeleton crew needed to interpret the ship to hordes and herds of visitors! Too crowded to sail, but a great chance for interpretation and recruitment. October 23-24 - Hastings 42 (Markland's 41st anniversary) Battle reenactment and general good time held at Kings Landing Park. Possible overnight voyages to sail the Sae Hrafn up and back. Possible afternoon and early evening voyage on weekend. Nov. 6; Saturday, 10:00 – Photo voyage; with power boat as chase, tow and photography-boat. (For this voyage, Viking clothing would be required.) Nov. 21; Sunday, 12:00 – Voyage (Autumn colors and cool weather for rowing and sailing; a delightful time of year.) Dec. 4; Saturday, 10:00 final full voyage and downrigging for end of season and haulout. December 6 – 18; row to Washburns' Boatyard for haulout and trailer to winter quarters.
Ana Ilevna and I are members of The Longship Company. They are based in southern Maryland and have a faering boat, the Gyrfalcon, that was one of the models for our faering boat. They also have a 40 foot war ship. 12 oars and a crew of up to 24.
(That's a photo of me standing in front of the Gyrfalcon at the 40th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings, which was Markland's inagural event way back when.)
Their website is www.longshipco.org.
Here is a tentative schedule for Summer 2010. The voyages are in the 40 foot warship, the Sae Hrafn. (Sea Raven).
Sunday, June 6th (D-Day) 1:00- Work Session and Rigging Preparation
Saturday, June 12th, 10:00- Uprigging and Shakedown Voyage
Saturday, June 26th, Annual Meeting and Proposed Evening Cruise
July 9, 10 & 11, Fri-Sun; Camp Fenby, Sponsored by the Longship Company; a medieval arts and crafts weekend at Oakley Forge and LSCoNEO
Camp Fenby is a weekend of camping out and learning things. Lots of Medieval crafts happen and a crab feast on Saturday.
Sunday, July 18th, 12:00 Voyage
Saturday, July 31st, 10:00 Voyage
Sunday, August 15th, 12:00 Voyage
Saturday, August 28th, 10:00 Voyage
If you plan to go, please e-mail and tell them so. If you then don’t go, please also e-mail and tell them so they aren’t waiting around for you at the dock.
Bring 2 litres of water per person, sunscreen, a hat and lunch. Voyages are in 21st century boating clothes, not Viking garb, unless specified. All these voyages are in normal clothes.