Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kalmar Nyckel Seen From The Gloucester Point Beach, Was In Yorktown This Weekend

Sunday, June 14th, 2009. The Kalmar Nyckel could be seen from the Gloucester Point beach over the weekend as this Delaware Tall Ship was giving 3 hour cruises twice a day. This ship is a replica from 1625. She is a Dutch 200 tonne Pinnace ship. It is said that the history of the Kalmar Nyckel rivals that of the Mayflower, bringing 24 settlers to the new world in 1638, to found the new area called "New Sweden", now known as Wilmington, Delaware and having made 3 more successful round trips bringing more settlers of German, Dutch, Finnish and Swedish backgrounds.

All ticket purchases for the 3 hour tour go to the upkeep of the ship. The ship is owned by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation which is a non profit foundation. Donations are always welcome. To visit their site, please CLICK HERE. We had the opportunity to meet the Captain and the crew and were granted rare access to photograph the inside of this ship. We will be putting up a web site soon to show you the incredible shots we got. The staff were all helpful and provided us with a great amount of information and history. It was a true honor to have been aboard this ship. Their next event in the general area is going to be in Norfolk during Harbor Fest. July 3rd, 4th and 5th. We would highly recommend the trip to see this boat and to set sail with her.

Day time cruises are with pirates, ARGH! Night time cruises are more reserved sunset cruises. It's a once in a life time experience that you will never forget.

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