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Welcome to LEIF
Send In Your Names for the Last Stone
We're accepting names for one last
at Shilshole. There is room for up to 400. We'll continue
accepting names until there are enough to fill the plaque. Send in your
now! We’ll unveil the new names on Sunday,
Oct. 12, 2014. The public is invited.
Chris Jones, Board Member of Seattle’s Swedish Club,
visits the Leif Erikson statue at the Vinland site:
L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, where Leif first set foot
on American shores.
frequently asked questions
Two New Stones at Vinland
Two stones from Iceland are being installed at the site of
the statue in
L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland
near Leif Erikson's Vinland settlement.
Photos will be added here as soon as the installation is complete. Names of Nordic clubs from across North America
will be added to the plaques on the stones.
1,767 Names Now at Shilshole
In July 2010 we unveiled 900-plus new names of Scandinavian immigrants,
inscribed on plaques mounted on 13 rune stones at the base of Seattle's
Leif Erikson memorial statue at Shilshole
. There are now a total of
listed at the memorial.
Ship the Hard Way
A team in Tønsberg, Norway, is building
a replica of the ancient
discovered there in 1904—using only manual power and exact
copies of Viking tools. It sounds like a boat
could be proud of.
Who We Are
LEIF is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study,
education, and promotion of Leif Erikson as the first recorded European
to come to America, and of Scandinavian culture and connections between
Scandinavians and Americans.
Leif Erikson International Foundation
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107