Kalmar Nyckel - New Castle, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 39.433 W 075° 33.669
18S E 451862 N 4389862
Quick Description: A replica ship on display in downtown New Castle.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2021 8:38:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM13NAV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
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Long Description:
Taken from Wikipedia, "n 1986, a group of citizens of Wilmington, Delaware, established the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, whose primary source of funding is from the taxpayers of the State of Delaware, plus donations from corporations and individuals. The foundation designed, built, and launched a replica of Kalmar Nyckel. The modern ship, designed by naval architects Thomas C. Gillmer and Iver Franzen, with additional help from Melbourne Smith, Joel Welter, and Ken Court, was built at a shipyard in Wilmington on the Christina River near the original 1638 Swedish settlers' landing site at Fort Christina. She was launched on September 28, 1997, and commissioned on May 9, 1998. The re-creation measures 94 feet (29 m) on deck and 131 feet (40 m) overall, with a 25-foot (7.6 m) beam, a 12-foot (3.7 m) draft, and a displacement of 300 tons.

The ship is operated and maintained by a volunteer staff, under the leadership of a paid captain, boatswain, and chief mate. In November 2006, the captain of the Kalmar Nyckel, David W. Hiott, who had commanded her for nine seasons, died from the effects of recurring melanoma. Captain Lauren Morgens took over on April 1, 2007, with Sharon Dounce as Port Captain/Relief Captain. Volunteers maintain the ship, run the education program, and sail her from port to port.

Since 2016, the ship has served as the official tall ship of Delaware. It was adopted as a state symbol for serving "as Delaware's seagoing ambassador both at home and at many ports of call, raising awareness of the First State for thousands who see her and come on board."

Food Court: no

Gift Shop: no

Hours of Operation:
Summer months

Cost: 15.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Medium

Street Address: Not listed

Relevant Web Site: Not listed

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