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Welcome to LEIF

Send In Your Names for the Last Stone
Names needed:
We're accepting names for one last stone 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 application now!

The newest Leif Erikson statue stands where he first set foot on American shores: L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, known to Leif as Vinland. Submit your name now for the plaques that will accompany the statue. Photo: Wendy Nuttall.

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Come to Vinland in July
Join LEIF this July on a trip to Vinland to unveil the plaques that will accompany our new statue. This third and final replica now stands at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, near Leif Erikson's Vinland settlement. Submit your name for listing on the plaques.

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 Bay Marina. There are now a total of 1,767 names listed at the memorial.

Ship the Hard Way
A team in Tønsberg, Norway, is building
a replica of the ancient Oseberg Viking
discovered there in 1904—using only manual power and exact copies of Viking tools. It sounds like a boat Leif Erikson 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
206-778-1081 •
2245 NW 57th, Seattle, WA 98107