Historical Paintings of Woods Hole and Falmouth by F. L. Gifford

Landing of the Vikings at Woods Hole,
1000 A.D.

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[Note: Gifford based most of his historical paintings on his own memories or on the memories of others who had been around before Gifford was born. A few others—for example, the paintings of the Battle of Falmouth—are Gifford's imagining of incidents documented in historical record.

However, Gifford based this painting on pure speculation. Did the Vikings ever land in Woods Hole? Where did they land? What did they do there? We don't know. Gifford provided no additional information about his own speculations in his notes, but the background suggests that he's brought them ashore in Little Harbor.]