NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 27, 1977
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(Studio) 4 men cross Atlantic and land in Newfoundland; using 6th century methods to do so, in order to prove Irish Saint Brendan could have landed in American 700 years before Columbus.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Musgrave Harbor, Newfoundland) Boat is called "Brendan," after Saint who, legend says discovered Iceland, Greenland, Labrador and Newfoundland in 6th century. Norse legend indicates this true and Vikings landed here about year 1000. With help from Canadian coast guard, "Brendan" is positioned to touch land near Musgrave Harbor, Newfoundland. [Expedition leader Tim SEVERIN - cites worst part of trip for him.] Boat to be towed to Saint John's and taken to Boston for tests and exams.
REPORTER: Paddy Gregg (CBC)