80th Anniversary Celebration

June 24, 2007


2012 Winter Solstice
85th Anniversary Event
80th Anniversary
2004 Fourth Festival
Past Events
Rosemaling Festivals

80th Anniversary Celebration

Will Borg, Molly Johnson, event caterer from Bellisio's and Neill Atkins setting up for the appetizers and silent auction.

Randy Ellestad

One of Our Co-Chair's & Viking Historian.

Will Borg

Overseer Extraordinaire...Nice work Will!

Viking Ship Souvenirs & Memorabilia

Rose and Neill Atkins with framed photos, t-shirts and other items for sale commemorating the Leif Erikson Viking Ship.

Billy Snoeyenbos, Neill Atkins and Don Lilyquist

Project Chair and longtime supporters.

Frank Ongaro, Robin Hayes & Neill Atkins

Amy Eliason & Neill Atkins

Sons of Norway & Norseman's Federation

Representatives helping out with the celebration and providing information on their organizations. They are also long time Viking Ship supporters and event volunteers.

Attendees Celebrating the 80th Anniversary

With delights rolled in lefse, and appetizers of fish, cheese and veggies. Lefse donated by Mrs Olsen's Lefse.

80th Anniversary Attendees

Enjoying their company, appetizers and the Great Lakes Aquarium

Appetizer Buffet by Bellisio's

Attendees enjoying the culinary delights.

Celebration Attendees

Admiring the appetizer buffet by Bellisio's Catering.

More 80th Anniversary Attendees

Appetiser Buffet by Bellisio's Catering.

Rose Atkins & Attendees

Helping auction winners with their newly aquired items.

The Screaming Husqvarnas

Provided some traditional celtic music during the festivities.

Nordic Angst

Brian Dack on guitar along with Doug Greenwood and Cathe O'Bey provided musical entertainment during the celebration.

Cathe O'Bey

Cathe O'Bey, Doug Greenwood, Arna Rennan & Brian Dack

Nordic Angst playing traditional Norwegian folk music during the celebration.

Ship's Head Piece on Display

This ornate carving was done by the late Claude Bergstrand from pine replicating the ship's original dragon's head.

Tail Piece, Shield and Shelter Decoration

Pieces displayed were also carved by the late Claude Bergstrand replicating the ship's original tail piece, along with one of the several shields which are fixed on either side of the ship. The carved decoration in the foreground will adorn the new shelter.

The Great Lakes Aquarium

Aerial Lift Bridge & Duluth Harbor

View from The Great Lakes Aquarium.

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