Copenhagen, The Unicorn, The Lamprey
On May 9, 1619, a worshipful dedication service was held in Christian IV’s newly built church—holmen’s Kirke in Copenhagen. The service was arranged for a group of sixty-four sailors and their families to bless the crew and ships before they started on their expedition. Their goal was to ﬁnd the route to China and India by sailing a northwestern route. The hope was to reach their destination by Christmastime. After the service, a procession took the participants down the canal to the two waiting ships. They were towed out of the harbor and set sail.
"To the Edge of the World: Jens Munk and the Danish Search for the Northwest Passage, 1619-20,"
The Bridge: Vol. 41:
2, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol41/iss2/9