The Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware, is coming to New London. It is a replica of a colonial-era ship that settled in Delaware.
It was the “flagship for the 1638 expedition that founded the colony of New Sweden, establishing the first permanent European settlement” in present-day Wilmington, Delaware, according to the National Maritime Historical Society.
The ship made four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic, which the society said was more than any other documented ship of the American colonial era.
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The current ship sails from Virginia to New England each season and serves as a floating classroom.
The Downtown New London Association posted that the Niantic Children’s Museum will have free pirate hat-making for children,
New London Youth Affairs will be passing out Pirate-themed children’s books for free for children to take home.
The Tall Ship of Delaware will be in New London from Aug. 18-21. It will sail from New London Pier.
There will be some free deck tours.
Some day sails are scheduled but they appear to be sold out.
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