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May 17, 2010

Kalmar Nyckel, Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VIrginia


Looking through some of our photos from last year, we happened upon these of a gorgeous three-masted ship.  There are many beautiful ships that visit the York and James Rivers and one of them, the Kalmar Nyckel, docked at York Riverwalk Landing for a few days last summer.  It is a reproduction of the Swedish ship of the same name that, in 1638, brought settlers to establish what is now Wilmington, Delaware. 

Yorktown is just a few short mile from Williamsburg and is a trip we make often.

7 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Those are some impressive decorations on that ship. I knew at once from the name that this must be Swedish - Kalmar is a town on our east coast, and Nyckel means Key. I would have expected ships for emigrants to be less ornate, though.

Naturedigital said...

What a beautiful vessel.
Makes one dream of older times..
And of the pirates..
Costas

GrandmaK said...

What a beautiful work of art. Truly exquisite!! Have a grand day!! You made mine! Cathy

Lois said...

Magnificent!

Marka said...

And I'm sure the rubber dingy was original equipment.

lewi14 said...

The ship looks like very impressive. But the lifeboat is kinda out of the place.

Pat Tillett said...

Great pics (as always!). I've not been to Yorktown. I've got to get back there again.

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