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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thorvald, Ericsson (search)
Thorvald, Ericsson Navigator; born in Scandinavia in the tenth century. In 1002 he selected a crew of thirty men and sailed westward. He is supposed to have reached what is now the coast of Rhode Island, and to have wintered near the present site of Providence. In the spring of 1003 he sailed southward and westward and anchored near what is supposed to be Cape Alderton. Here were sighted three canoes containing nine savages, eight of whom were slain. The ninth escaped, and on the following night brought back a large number of Eskimos, who appeared Allen G. Thurman. to have lived in the tenth century much farther south than in later times. These natives, after discharging a shower of arrows on the Scandinavians, fled. During the attack Thorvald received an arrow wound of which he died. After burying him at Cape Alderton his crew returned to Rhode Island, and in 1005 sailed for Greenland.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vinland (search)
im homage. These were Eric's children: Leif, Thorvald, and Thorstein, and a daughter whose name wasufficiently explored. Thereupon Leif said to Thorvald, If it be thy will, brother, thou mayest go t upon the skerry. And so it was done. Now Thorvald, with the advice of his brother, Leif, preparith food by fishing. In the spring, however, Thorvald said that they should put their ship in orders-booths in the autumn. The following summer Thorvald set out toward the east with the ship, and alrepair the injury to their vessel. Then said Thorvald to his companions, I propose that we raise thip, and put out the gangway, to the land; and Thorvald and all of his companions went ashore. It is, fled precipitately, each as best he could. Thorvald then inquired of his men whether any of them before [the introduction of] Christianity. Thorvald died; and, when they had carried out his injuge to Wineland after the body of his brother, Thorvald, equipped the same ship, and selected a crew [3 more...]