The Kalmar Nyckel brought 24 settlers of Swedish, Finnish, German and Dutch descent to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley. She made a total of four round trip crossings of the Atlantic - more than any other ship of that era.
For more information on the Kalmar Nyckel, visit http://www.kalmarnyckel.org/.For more information on the Salem Maritime Festival - "Free family fun featuring ships, sawdust, sailors and song" - visit nps.gov/sama.
I took these pictures of the Kalmar Nyckel
on Thursday afternoon.