Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Kalmar Nyckel

Kalmar Nyckel, Lewes, DE
In Lewes, DE, a lunch with pirate friends near the ferry included a great view of this lovely ship. The Kalmar Nyckel is a recreation of a ship that sailed from Sweden to the "New World" in 1638, depositing the European settlers to establish the Colony of New Sweden. 

I keep thinking about the day a group of people were sitting around, maybe having a beer in the sun, toes wiggling in the sand, and decided, yes, let's rebuild an enormous ship, found a maritime-based educational organization nonprofit, and sail said ship around with volunteers. That's a bold decision.  Well done!

Also, I want a parrot and an eye patch. 

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