Here is a bit of The Gulf book quote from something I learned writing my (hoped for) forthcoming book on the coast of Maine.
Brooklyn Museum – Misty Morning, Coast of Maine – Arthur Parton
Maine had been inhabited by a primal people before the coming of Europeans, and how they had originally found it and why was not known in 1869; what had been recorded is the discovery of what became known as Maine by the Northmen, as J.G. Kohl, author of HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF MAINE (published in1869) called the Vikings. According to this Maine scholar from the 19th century, these People had a well-developed civilized society in Iceland. They were mariners who sailed out from there and, led by Eric the Red, discovered and settled what was previously thought to be a mythic land—Greenland. Heriulf, fellow adventurer with Eric had a son named Biarne who sailed from Iceland looking for his father. Biarne was blown along strange coasts by a storm that drove him far from Greenland. After making his way back to father and Greenland, he told of these coasts. Later he returned under the command of Leif, son of Eric the Red. The year was 1000 A.D. Aided by the day’s length on the shortest day of the year, Leif was able to fix the geographic position of these coasts.
Referencing Kohl’s 1869 HISTORY OF THE DISCOVERY OF MAINE