Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition, led by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl in 1947, is considered one of the great sea adventures of all time.  Organized to test a scientific theory about the seaworthiness of pre-Spanish South American watercraft, the expedition boldly set out to cross the Pacific from Peru to Polynesia aboard a raft constructed from balsa logs. The story of the successful voyage as told in books and films has since inspired generations of explorers on land, sea and space. 

Asmembers of the Seaport you are hereby invited to join our guest lecturers, Dr. Donald P. Ryan, who served as the right-hand man of Heyerdahl during the last years of the explorer’s life and is considered to have been one of his closest collaborators, and Reidar Solsvik, who is the curator of the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday, September 7 @ 7:00 p.m.as we honor the anniversary of the expedition. Theecture will present information on the team, the actual raft which survives inOslo, and the equipment used on-board.  

This FREE event is a Seaport member only event, there is limited space – interested members need to RSVP by emailing Vickie Glastetter at vickie.glastetter@fosswaterwayseaport.org no later than Monday, September 5.