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HIs statue, that is. I missed the dedication at the new installation of the old Lief Erikson statue earlier this month but got to see it yesterday and its new setting is very nice. Part of an $85,000,000 redevelopment project of the land at the Port of Seattle's Shilshole Marina. The statue was a gift from the now defunct Leif Erikson League to Seattle at the time of the World's Fair in 1962. Leif has stood looking westward from a very high base at the Marina ever since (ten foot replicas of this statue were given to Trondheim, Norway for it's 1000th anniversary and to Greenland on the 1000th anniversary of Erikson's voyage). He now faces northwest and is mounted on a lower granite base amidst tall runic rocks adorned with carved symbols and plaques containing the names of the hundreds of supporters of this project. Leif looks a lot less green and I assume he had a good cleaning after they finally got him off his old base (not an easy project, I heard. . .he was a bit stubborn to leave!) See my More Seattle Stuff page for more photos of this new installation. Leif's looking GOOD!