Kalmar Nyckel – A Little Piece of Wilmington
I think I am still considered a “newbie” to Delaware, or at least I feel like one, especially after reading a post about the adventures of “Kalmar Nickel”, on one of my favorite blogs which I follow regularly, http://www.mysuzyhomemaker.com/2009/07/kalmar-nyckelweekend-of-food-and-fun.html. Here is a short insert from her post, to get you started:
In 1986 a group of citizens in Wilmington, Delaware established the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, whose primary source of funding comes from the taxpayers of the State of Delaware along with donations from corporations and individuals to design, to build and launch a re-creation of the Kalmar Nyckel. The ship was built at a shipyard in Wilmington on the Christina river near the original 1638 Swedish settler’s landing site at Fort Christina. It was launched on September 28, 1997 and commissioned on May 9, 1998. The re-creation measures 93 feet overall with a 25 foot beam, a 12 foot draft, and displaces 300 tons.
Please click on the above link, to read the whole post and view a series of very interesting photos.