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The mast stepping team

The mast stepping team

Today, passers by at Darling Harbour in Sydney witnessed an event that has only happened perhaps a handful of times in the last thousand years or so – the stepping of a Viking age vessel mast.

The restoration of the Jorgen Jorgenson in time for the upcoming Vikings – beyond the legend exhibition passed a momentous milestone today as the mast was successfully stepped into the mast fish. This is how it happened..

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Stephen Gapps

Dr Stephen Gapps is the museum's Senior Curator, Voyaging and Early Colonial Maritime History.

Posted in: Exhibitions , Vessels