The Draken team has made the decision to end its Great Lakes voyage. However, Sons of Norway is pleased that through its fundraising efforts the Draken was able to continue its route to Bay City, Michigan, then on to Chicago and lastly to Green Bay, enabling thousands of people to increase their knowledge and appreciation of the history and culture of Norway.

Throughout Sons of Norway’s involvement as fundraiser to cover pilot fees for the Draken’s Great Lakes voyage, our mission to promote and preserve the heritage and culture of Norway has guided our actions. While during the course of the voyage issues arose outside of the scope of Sons of Norway’s involvement, such as international law and pilotage fees, we remained solely focused on helping to bring the ship to as many people as possible.

All funds contributed to date will go the Draken as it proceeds to Green Bay. Because the Draken team has decided to end its Tall Ships journey in Green Bay, Sons of Norway will end its online fundraising campaign effective immediately. Sons of Norway deeply appreciates the strong outpouring of support and contributions that put wind in the Draken’s sails for several ports and would like to thank all donors who invested in the Draken’s journey.

To learn more: Draken Harald Hårfagre Press Release