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Viking longship to be on display in Geneva

Public invited to take a tour on Aug. 17 at Good Templar Park

Visit Geneva's life-size replica Viking ship, called the Viking, from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17, at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive in Geneva.
Visit Geneva's life-size replica Viking ship, called the Viking, from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17, at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Drive in Geneva.

GENEVA – The public is invited to tour Geneva's Viking replica longship, called the Viking, from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Good Templar Park, 528 East Side Dr., Geneva.

Tours are available from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month from April through October. The season’s remaining visit days Sept. 21 and Oct. 19-20 in observance of Cottages in the Woods festival.

Guided group tours begin every 30 minutes with the last tour a3:30 p.m. Self-guided viewing is also available. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for teens.

Group tours are available with two weeks advance notice. The fee is $50. Call 630-674-7530 or email Viking 1893.gmail.com.

For more information about visit days, call 630-753-9412 or email viking1893@Gmail.com.

According to a news release, the Viking is about 78 feet long, 17 feet wide, and 6.5 feet high from the bottom of the keel to the gunwale. Its oak planks are fastened together with thousands of iron rivets. At sea, the Viking averaged 10 knots and the hull was observed to flex with the waves.

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