Viking Ship Recreated
We have all read about Viking ships and the same is recreated even today in the related countries. For instance, the Great Lakes see this type of historic sailing vessels being recreated and the sailing resurrected of the earlier times.
The ship was named Draken Harald Harfagre, a famous name who now has a company specialising in Yacht Charter in Croatia named after him too. As it moved into the American waters there was an unexpected problem encountered, that of safety regulations that have been revised in modern times. The crew had made several stops at the Canadian ports. The crew was then told that the sailing of the ship through the Great Lakes would need the services of a certified pilot. If the crew were unable to pay the hourly rate for the pilot they would not be able to take part in the festival and would be forced to sail back.
Having come to terms with such regulations, the crew is said to be devastated as they had volunteered to be part of this historic vessel and many had changed their lives in order to be part of this sailing experience. There was a frantic campaign launched in order to get the Coast Guard to make allowances for the ship.
Many of the festival organizers, including Jenny Campbell, have vowed to help and to raise donations or get signatures from the public to make the Coast Guard withdraw their regulations on the boat. It is hoped that the crew will be able to move on and be part of the festival as they have made a long journey to get there.