Just this year (2001) Sons of Norway and Norumbega Lodge (Norumbega was name of eastern Canada during Norse voyages, but when they first arrived they called it New Ireland.) held mass weddings at Newport Tower in Rhode Island. It was built long before Columbus and with construction that is definitely Norse. This tower had a windmill built on top of it by a windbag (Alexander Hamilton) who claimed it for his own many centuries later as cover-up was in full flight.
Why is it that when gods of archaeology and history admitted Norse settlement (5) at Lans-aux-Meadows was true as told in verbal tradition, or Kensington Runestone expedition was traced to specific Norwegian documents, schools still teach Columbus discovered America? If these people lie all time is there not a good chance they will continue to lie? If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck - it probably is a _uck! HISTORIAN POHL:
Frederik Pohl may well have had to write science fiction due to his reception as a serious historian when he wrote about Prince Henry Sinclair’s 1398 voyage to Americas. Some authors take to this without real concern and others continue to fight against academic myopia or tenured me-too think. In any event I often find clues to check and verify in writings that have been ridiculed and then I quote staid science that supports so-called ‘fiction’ writer’s original insight which may later have become proven. At time of Nova Scotia legislature’s official recognition of possible truth behind Pohl’s work in 1998 at 600th anniversary of his arrival at Guysborough we have this account.
“This is earliest event in history of Nova Scotia that can be dated to a single day (according to legend). The Resolution refers to "Guysborough," located on west side of Strait of Canso, which separates Nova Scotia mainland from Cape Breton Island.
Born in Scotland in about 1345 A.D. Henry Sinclair became Earl of Rosslyn and surrounding lands as well as Prince of Orkney, Duke of Oldenburg (Denmark), and Premier Earl of Norway. In 1398 he led an expedition to explore Nova Scotia and Massachusetts. This was 90 years before Columbus 'discovered America'! Prince Henry Sinclair was subject of historian Frederick J. Pohl's Atlantic Crossings Before Columbus, which was published in 1961. Not all historians agreed with Pohl, but he made a highly convincing case that this blond, sea-going Scot, born at Rosslyn Castle near Edinburgh in 1345, not only wandered about mainland Nova Scotia in 1398, but also lived among Micmacs long enough to be remembered through centuries as man-god Glooscap...” (6)
In a research group that included an Essene Templar on location near Oak Island (He later was moved back towards Masonry as he learned more about links between Essenes and Stuarts.) I had a conversation that was entirely supported by him at that juncture. We had just found information about a Sinclair ‘forest’ that was important to family in a time long before Prince Henry. This response may not make a whole lot of sense out of context of whole research we were engaged in, but I offer it here for whatever insight it may provide.
‘That would make Bradley's origin of Glooscap a little more direct, wouldn't it. All St. Claire derivations are part of BEES. I am no great linguist. However here are some of ways I see my own name as The Bruce and a Baird.
BRT = BRTT (one location removed) = Brutti of Sons of Aeneas and Brutus who founded Britain and Brettanoi of Brittany or Bretagne = Stuarts and Stewart back to Berbers and earliest white people in 30,000 BC