Ross Wilson's authentic Viking Ship "Lucky Eagle" on Bay Lake, Minnesota.

Ross Wilson Carpentry
Specializing in finish carpentry


Story and Construction



On the Road with Jason Davis.
At the 22:00 minute mark there is a great story about the Lucky Eagle.



The Lucky Eagle is located in Garrison Minnesota, on the West Shore of Lake Mille Lacs.

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$150.00 per hour flat rate.

Passenger capacity is limited to 6.


Ross is a skilled carpenter in high demand, so contact him in advance with the date and time you would like to sail and he will be happy to help you experience a part of history and enjoy some beautiful scenery in the Lucky Eagle.

Phone: 218 839-7916

Take a ride into history on an authentic Viking Ship!

Vikings Plunder Mille Lacs - Mille Lacs Messenger Sept 15, 2010. Ross Wilson took five years to build solid white oak 35 foot Viking Ship, Model 1060 A.D. Everything was hand made. No stain or varnish was used on it, only pine tar and linseed oil. 270 sq.ft. canvas sail sewn by Brenda Oliver. Maiden voyage was Sept 8, 2010. Had to row back 3/4 mile. Out on lake again on the 10th and found 4 foot waves with gusts up to 25 mph.

Ross Wilson

Your Captain Ross Wilson

Saturday, September 18, 2010 was media day at Garrison Creek Marina as Lakeland TV came out to interview Ross & film Lucky Eagle. The day was perfect--a bright sun and a slight wind out of the west that just filled the sails. Lucky Eagle strutted her stuff for the camera.


Upper sail of the Lucky Eagle

Rowing out

Lucky Eagle heading out

Lucky Eagle heading out

The Lucky Eagle is fitted out and ready for adventure!


Lucky Eagle

Lucky Eagle under sail

Many boat builders have built replica Viking Ships. However, most have not been able to resist the temptation to use more modern techniques and end up changing their design from the originals. They may look like a Viking Ship on the outside, but they are not built like one. The Lucky Eagle has stayed true to the old designs through painstaking research and is remarkably authentic.

Lucky Eagle Crew

The Media Day Crew

The craftmanship involved in the construction of the Lucky Eagle is just one example of Ross's skill as a carpenter. If you are looking for a carpenter to complete that special project and you want it done right the first time, call Ross at 218 839-7916.
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2016 Viking Ship Lucky Eagle
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