Asmund Petersen Grandson to the Shipbuilder


L to R: Verena Atkins and Neill Atkins,  board members
of the Viking Ship Restoration Project of Duluth, MN
Asmund & Frøydis Petersen from Nøtterøy, Norway
 along with relatives John & Helen Erickson from St Cloud, MN


 Asmund and his wife Frøydis visited Duluth many times.  Asmund played a very key role in the restoration of the Leif Erikson. He worked with his brother Kirsten Petersen~Øverlier and restoration project volunteers, to ensure that the work was done in the proper manner, using the authentic ways and supplies to rebuild it in the fashion in which the ship was originally constructed. Much of his correspondence indicated the interest that he and the people of Norway had in keeping the ship from disrepair, and to preserve it for historical and heritage purposes.

 Soon we will be adding a gallery of the letters from Asmund.


Asmund Peterson Connection Photo Gallery


Nøtterøy, Norway

Home to Asmund and Frøydis Petersen


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