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Sultana Downrigging Weekend Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival — October 27-29

The Sultana Downrigging Weekend and Tall Ship and Wooden Boat Festival has grown to be one of the largest annual Tall Ship gatherings on the East Coast. Now in its 17th year, it is held on the Chester River in Chestertown, … Continue reading

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Kalmar Nyckel – A Tall Ship with a Broad Reach

Here is a short video about the Kalmar Nyckel, a replica of Dutch built pinnace purchased by Sweden in the mid-1600s. What makes the Kalmar Nyckel so fascinating for me is that while there are a goodly number of 18th … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Kalmar Nyckel Foundation LEGO Shipbuilding Contest

I do not not immediately associate a replica of a 17th century Dutch pinnace with LEGOs, which may only reflect the limits of my imagination.  The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is hosting their Second Annual LEGO Shipbuilding Contest. It sounds like a lot … Continue reading

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Friday Evening at the Sultana Downrigging Weekend, Chestertown, MD

A beautiful Friday evening at the Sultana Downrigging Weekend in Chestertown, MD. The schooner Sultana, launched in Chestertown, Maryland, in 2001, serves as an educational vessel for schoolchildren as it travels around the Chesapeake Bay. Now in its fifteenth year, … Continue reading

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Kalmar Nyckel Winter Sail Training

In January, we posted about winter crew training classes for volunteer crew on the replica ship Kalmar Nyckel.  The classes run for nine Saturdays between January and April.  At the time we didn’t ask where or how the training would take place. The … Continue reading

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Delaware’s Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel Seeks Volunteer Sailing Crew

The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is seeking recruits to train as volunteer crew for the replica ship Kalmar Nyckel.  The original ship of that name served as Peter Minuit’s flagship for the 1638 expedition that founded the colony of New Sweden, establishing the first … Continue reading

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Kalmar Nyckel — Round Tops, Sprit Topmast & Radar

I am fond of one photo I took of the Kalmar Nyckel  at the Sultana Downrigging Weekend in Charlestown, MD last weekend.  It shows two sailors, who appear to be starting to downrig the sprit topsail yard. They are standing … Continue reading

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Schooner Sultana – Downrigging Weekend before the Storm

The annual Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend, now in its twelfth year, is one of the largest annual tall ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast.  The Downrigging Weekend is described as “a celebration of maritime culture, wooden boats, and everything else that makes the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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“Pirate” Battle on the Delaware with the A.J. Meerwald, the Kalmar Nyckel and the Gazella

Frankly, the A.J. Meerwald , the Kalmar Nyckel, and the Gazela deserve far better.   The A.J. Meerwald,  the “Official Tall Ship of the state of New Jersey,” is  a 1928 built Delaware Bay oyster schooner.  The Kalmar Nyckel , the Delaware’s “Official Tall Ship,” … Continue reading

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Kalmar Nyckel to Star in “The Ship That Changed the World”

The Kalmar Nyckel will be featured in an upcoming documentary, “The Ship That Changed the World.” Delaware’s sailing star – Kalmar Nyckel the ‘wow factor’ in new documentary F ilm director Malcolm Dixelius knew he had found his “star” when … Continue reading

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