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Longship Company, Ltd. Pages
- Joining the
Voyage Operating Procedures
- Care of
to Viking Navigation
on differences in boats
- 25 Years
Abaft the Mast by Atli
Manual which requires a PDF viewer. (The copyright
registration number is TX-2-281-670 -- please contact us
if you wish to arrange to use material from this manual)
- Links to
other Information related to longships, vikings, etc.
The majority of Longship Company voyages and other activities are conducted in casual clothing appropriate for the circumstances. However, those wishing to take part in filming and photo shoots of historical scenes, living history demonstrations, historical reenactments, etc., will want to acquire period appropriate clothing and accessories. Its best to start out very basic, as the more elaborate one gets, the more effort is required to remain authentic. There is also often a reluctance to allow elaborate, expensive/labor-intensive garments to pick up realistic amounts of wear and dirt; it being very unconvincing that one has rowed for days and fought in heated battles, or been working around a medieval farmstead or kitchen, if ones clothes look like they just came back from the tailor or dry cleaners. If you are interested in period clothing, its best to talk to members who share your degree of interest e.g. those who wear period clothing only for filming/photo shoots will have perspective and criteria different from those heavily into reenacting and insistent on authenticity in all details of materials and construction rather than just the end visual result. Some very basic guidlines are given here:
The Longship Company?
The Longship Company, Ltd. is a not-for-profit educational
organization incorporated in the state of Maryland. In February,
1997 the Longship Company Ltd. achieved 501(c)(3) status,
meaning that donations to the company are tax-exempt under IRS
regulations regarding donations to non-profit
If you have any questions or comments, please call the
Longship Hotline at 301-390-4089.