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Seattle, Washington: Statue of Viking Leif Erickson

Lucky Leif, 16 feet tall, has overlooked Puget Sound since 1962. He received a makeover in 2007, and was surrounded by rune stones with plaques of the names of thousands of Scandinavian immigrants.

7001 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle, WA
Just south of the entry building for the Shilshole Bay Marina, in the parking lot, overlooking Puget Sound.
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Statue of Viking Leif Erickson

At the shore of Shilshole Bay in Ballard in Seattle there is a bronze statue of Leif the Lucky looking out over the Puget Sound, a body of water he never knew existed.

There is also a wooden statue of a viking that I call the Monument to the Unknown Norwegian on the side of a bank on Market street, the main drag of Ballard which is heavily Scandinavian in population. As yet we have no monuments to Irish monks in coracles but give us time.

[Rahne Kirkham, 07/15/2001]

The statue was unveiled July 17, 1962, during Norway Day at the Seattle World's Fair.

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