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Henry's Voyage

The Viking settlement in Greenland and elsewhere had petered out because
the furs which were the biggest part of the export to home, were being
gotten elsewhere. The weather had worstened, the Skraelings made trouble
for the Vikings and they felt they could no longer survive. They
abandoned their part of the new world about 1369.  Fishing?  could be,
Don't need a big place to sit in while fishing. Unless Zeno and company
were really bent on discovery or maybe just getting away from the
increasing graciers and the skraeling problem - what do we really know?
By the way - who among you have read Zeno's story and Henry's
participation in it? Just exactly was Henry's part - who went with
whom?  Did Zeno serve Henry as his captain?  Did Zeno know of Henry
doing something about sailing to Greenland?  The Hakluyt book is
available at the Society in London. There is a copy at the Virginia
Historical Society in Richmond. There are proably copies at major
libraries everywhere. Mr Tim Wallace-Murphy - Sinclair - either of you
have a copy?

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