A Viking ship on Sydney Harbour – the mast fish

A Viking boarding party? The Jorgen Jorgenson alongside HMB Endeavour

A Viking boarding party? The Jorgen Jorgenson alongside HMB Endeavour

Early this morning while most people were commuting to work, a rare combination of 9th, 18th and 21st century technologies occured on Darling Harbour. The museum’s Fleet staff moved the Viking reconstruction Jorgen Jorgenson alongside the HMB Endeavour replica and used its block and tackle to winch the heavy mast fish (a partner timber to support the mast which has a fish shape to it) from the wharf onto the Viking boat.

Here’s how it happened…

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You can catch more updates in future posts (or check out previous posts) as the restoration project continues for the opening of Vikings – Beyond the legend on 19 September.

The Fleet staff involved in today’s fishy manouvre: Phil McKendrick, Anthony Longhurst, Michael Whetters, Joseph Nales, Cody Horgan, Jim Christodoulou, Vince McGuire, contractor Orion Alderton, volunteer Dan Nicolescu and Endeavour skipper John Dikkenberg.

4 thoughts on “A Viking ship on Sydney Harbour – the mast fish

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