Norwegian Capt. Gerhard Folgero had a lifelong dream to prove that Leif Eriksen could have been the first European to reach North America and to have done so five centuries before Columbus. After launching a replica Viking boat in the style of Erikson’s era, he and a crew spent eight months crossing the Atlantic, arriving in Boston in 1926. The next year, the boat was sailed through the Great Lakes, arriving in Duluth in June 1927. At the January meeting, Randy Ellestad will present a talk about the voyage and the current status of the boat as it sits in storage in Duluth.