YORK- Kalmar Nyckel, The Tall Ship of Delaware, is revisiting the York River shores Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, offering 2.5-hour day sails and free deck tours at the Riverwalk Landing piers in Historic Yorktown.
The Kalmar-Nyckel is a full-scale replica of the Swedish merchant ship from the 1638 expedition that founded the colony of New Sweden, which was the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley. Launched in 1997, the tall ship is equipped with professional officers and a crew of 200 trained volunteers who help sail, maintain, and teach programs that are designed to excite and engage people of all ages. Captain Lauren Morgens and her volunteer crew stand ready to create a thrilling experience for the entire family.
“As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Kalmar Nyckel’s Commissioning and her 25th sailing season, we are excited to return to Historic Yorktown after many years,” said Cathy Parsells, executive director of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, in a prepared statement. “We look forward to connecting with the town’s maritime traditions and scenic riverfront.”
Free deck tours will be offered courtesy of the Yorktown Tall Ship Committee and York County to visitors from 2pm to 5pm on Tuesday, June 13 and from 9am to noon on Thursday, June 15.
Three days of 2.5-hour day sails on the Kalmar Nyckel will be presented Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17, offering a unique, hands-on experience where adventure and education intersect.
The day sails will take place from 3pm to 5:30pm on Thursday, June 15; 10am to 12:30pm and 3pm to 5:30pm on Friday, June 16; and 10am to 12:30pm and 5 pm to 7:30pm on Saturday, June 17.
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