Working the Kalmar Nyckel: Understanding History and Innovation through a Sailing Ship.
Captain Lauren Morgens will present a special talk, "Working the Kalmar Nyckel: Understanding History and Innovation through a Sailing Ship". The original Kalmar Nyckel was one of America’s pioneering colonial ships, a Mayflower of the Delaware Valley, yet her remarkable story has never been widely told.
The original Kalmar Nyckel served as Governor Peter Minuit’s flagship for the 1638 expedition that founded the colony of New Sweden, establishing the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, Fort Christina, in present-day Wilmington, Delaware. She would make a total of four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic, more than any other documented ship of the American colonial era.
Date: Saturday, August 4
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $5 for HRMM Members/ $10 for non-members