Viking longboat to draw visitors to the public library

In 1838, the remains of a Viking longboat were discovered at Stanley Ferry, near Wakefield, England, at a natural crossing point for the River Calder. Now the 1,000-year-old vessel will be on display at the Wakefield Library. (video, photos)

The boat is the only known example of a Viking boat with fitted ribs in the UK, and it was used to transverse inland waters, leading experts to speculate if the boat was the original Stanley Ferry.