"Thor" is being restored. -read the full stories on EdmondsBeacon and MyEdmondsNews.
This was written by Brian Malnes.
Over the last few weekends, the Edmonds Sons of Norway’s Viking ship was restored as a part of Xander Siqveland’s Eagle Scout project. Members of the lodge assisted in the project along with Scouts and adults from Troop 166. In all, crews worked over three days to reach the goals set forth in Xander’s proposal.
The Viking ship Thor is an absolute favorite of both the Edmonds Fourth of July parade, as well as the Syttende Mai parade in Seattle. Unfortunately, time and the elements had made Thor virtually unusable. Xander’s project was the perfect solution to this problem.
The work parties began by transferring the ship from its old trailer to the new one. This required a lot of heavy lifting and creative engineering. Once the ship was fitted to the new trailer all the rotten wood was replaced. Finally, the ship was sanded and painted with varnish.
Additional restoration will be required to make Thor float ready. Volunteers will be needed as more work parties occur in the future. In addition, the question remains where the lodge’s ship will be stored. Kris Johansson has graciously stored Thor in his front yard for a long time and must be thanked for his generosity. Now the Edmonds Sons of Norway lodge must find a new home for Thor.
Takk skal du ha to all the participants in the restoration party. The work was a great success due to the great leadership displayed by Xander.