Leif Eriksson Monuments Pages

United States of America
Seattle
Washington

Shilshole Bay Marina

Leif Eriksson

Statue



1962

Seattle /  Leif Eriksson

Description

Statue.

Inscription(s)

On the pedestal, a granite plaque with the text

ABOUT 1000 A.D. LEIF ERIKSON
THE NORSEMAN, NAVIGATING
WESTWARD, DISCOVERED THE
NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT.

THIS MONUMENT IS PRESENTED
TO THE PUBLIC IN MEMORY
OF THE GREAT EXPLORER AND
SAILOR BY

THE LEIF ERIKSON LEAGUE
TRYGVE NAKKERUD, PRESS.
ERECTED JUNE 17, 1962.

Above this plaque, a small circular plaque with the text:

BICENTENNIAL WORLD MARINE FESTIVAL
1776-1976.

Annotation

The Seattle statue was placed in 1962 in conjunction with the Seattle World's Fair Celebration.

The Leif Eriksson International Foundation (L.E.I.F.) has erected copies of this statue in Trondheim (1997), Qassiarsuk (2000), and Cleveland (2001).

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