Centuries later, as European sailors began returning to the continent with tales of a vast new world far to the west across the Atlantic, some began to wonder: Did Brendan, now St. Brendan the Navigator, actually reach North America? Severin’s team christened the boat Brendan and in the summer of 1976 pushed off from Ireland’s Dingle peninsula. The real test was still before Severin and his crew, as they set out again in the summer of 1977. Had St. Brendan made the same voyage? Severin’s The Brendan Voyage is a classic, pick up a copy here.