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To: okie01; Candor7
excerpt: Remaining in the Pacific Northwest, the question naturally arises as to whether representations of the "Sisuitl" might exist among the many petroglyphs in the region. Bearing in mind two things - firstly, the crocodilian snout plus the large eyes, and secondly, that an exact match with a Viking figurehead would be extremely difficult to emulate - its nevertheless seems that some examples of "Sea-Monster" petroglyphs do exist in this context, such as those found at Sproat Lake near Barkley Sound and Nanaimo. Oddly enough, in casting about for a suitable match, one of the most complex figureheads found was that used on the "Sigrid Storrada replica Viking Ship (lower right inset, Figure 7-1b below; Defunct link: http://www.sigrid-storrada.com/ ). This figurehead along with that of another working replica, the Danish Vikingship Helge Ask (lower left insert) are compared below with "Sea-monster" petroglyphs at Nanaimo on the east central coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia:

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42 posted on 03/08/2013 5:33:59 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Fascinating, Fred.

Did the "long ships" actually make it to Vancouver Island...???

Or did an adventurous Viking somehow make his way from Lake Winnipeg to the Pacific coast...???

43 posted on 03/09/2013 10:01:01 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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