Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kalmar Nyckel is in port

The Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of a 1638 colonial ship that first voyaged to the New World in 1638, is in port in Salem! She is berthed at Central Wharf at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for the weekend. She will be open to the public for tours on Saturday, August 1st.

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 more information on the Salem Maritime Festival - "Free family fun featuring ships, sawdust, sailors and song" - visit

I took these pictures of the Kalmar Nyckel
on Thursday afternoon.

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