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The Science Channel was filming an episode about the Vikings today. The show features the ship Polaris, a handcrafted reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel. Polaris is docked at Maritime Gloucester.

Viking Ship Drops Anchor in Massachusetts
By Sean Horgan

ESSEX, Mass. (AP) — Cape Ann’s fleet of vintage row and sail vessels has a new addition, one that hearkens back to mists of Viking heritage forged in the fjords of western Norway.

The Polaris, a 37-foot reconstruction of an original Viking coastal fishing vessel dating to 1030 A.D., has made its way across country to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from its birthing boat yard on Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes, Washington.

The plan, according to owner Stuart Boyd, is to berth the Polaris this summer at Maritime Gloucester, where it will be available from early June on for short public rowing trips, private charters and corporate team-building outings throughout the inshore waters of Cape Ann.

“We want to be an inspiration for small groups working together and having fun at the same time,” said Boyd, whose company is named Norsvald after the ancient Norse word for “power from within.”


Rockport Soccer: Varsity 6 Wins and O Losses!!!

The soccer season is in full swing and the guys are playing really well. GO VIKINGS!.

Last year Rockport was third in the state in their division–defeated only by the team from Weston and a private school that recruits top soccer players from around New England. Who knows if they will attend the state finals this year and if so, how far they will progress. We are just so thrilled that Alex and his team mates are playing so well, working hard, and having a great time doing it all. Thank you Coach Curley!

Soccer Moms Kim Tibert and Krissie Burnham are taking fabulous photos at every game and I will be posting more of their photos and more of my photos of the team as soon as I clear it with Coach. In the meantime–our son Alex Hauck, #14. We are so proud of you Alex! xo Mom

Great height Alex and super photo from Kim Tibert!

Super series of shots from Krissie Burnham!