Viking ship heading down Erie Canal

The Draken Harald Harfagre, a 110-foot-long wooden replica of the type of Viking long ship used by Leif Erikson to explore North America 1,000 years ago, is shown docked at the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, Pa., on Aug. 23, 2016. (AP)

LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A Viking ship is heading down the Erie Canal.

The 114-foot-long Draken sailed from Norway to North America this summer. The hand-built wooden ship has a stunning red sail and a carved dragon figurehead, but they had to be taken down so the craft could pass under bridges over the canal.

The ship is having deck tours at several stops along the canal. It’s scheduled to spend this weekend at Little Falls, New York, and arrive at the Hudson Maritime Center in Kingston, New York, on Friday. It will stay there until the following Thursday, then head to New York City.

Plans are for the mast to be put back in place before the ship sails from New York City up to Connecticut.