Still Searching For a Permanent Home

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Viking now counts five “homes” after her launch in Sandefjord, Norway in 1893 and her voyage to Bergen and onward to Chicago: 1893-94: New Orleans, final stop in her journey downriver towards the Gulf of Mexico (her direction until the … Continued

FOVS is BBB Accredited!

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FOVS is proud to report that we are now an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBBWGA).  Achieving accreditation mean we meet the high standards set by the BBBWGA in the areas of ethical governance, organizational … Continued

Viking Stabilization Update

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It is with great joy that it can be reported that the main stabilization work on Viking is finished!  With the visit to our ship by our primary consultant Gunnar Eldjarn in August, 2016–first to evaluate the work that had … Continued

Viking Has A Guardian Angel!

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This angel doesn’t have wings and even smokes cigars! Ever since the Viking arrived in Geneva, Illinois, Peter Orum of Midwest Ground Covers (“MGC”), based in Saint Charles, Illinois, has been “watching” over our ship by supplying protection from the … Continued