Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel Visits Cambridge

Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel Visits Cambridge 2019-05-15T10:58:10-04:00

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Experience sailing aboard the magnificent tall ship Kalmar Nyckel! Departs from Long Wharf in Cambridge, Maryland on June 14, 15, and 16, with 2.5-hour sails (weather permitting). Wind, water, and sun — it’s the perfect combination for fun and relaxation on the water. Here’s the schedule of sails:

  • Friday, June 14 from 1 to 3:30pm
  • Friday, June 14 from 5 to 7:30pm
  • Saturday, June 15, from 10am to 12:30pm
  • Saturday, June 15, from 5 to 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 16 from 10am to 12:30pm – Pirate Sail
  • Sunday, June 16 from 2 to 4:30pm

For the Pirate Sail at 10am on Sunday, June 16,  the ship’s crew wears pirate and sailor garb, and landlubbers “walk the plank.”

Buy tickets online in advance at KalmarNyckel.org/BookASail.asp, or contact the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation office on weekdays at 302-429-7447. Sailing tickets cost $60 for adults, and $40 for youth under age 17.

The original Kalmar Nyckel (Key of Kalmar) was a Swedish ship built by the Dutch, famed for carrying Swedish settlers to North America in 1638 to establish the colony of New Sweden. A replica of the ship was launched at Wilmington, Delaware, in 1997. The re-creation measures 94 feet on deck and 131 feet overall, with a 25-foot beam, a 12-foot draft, and a displacement of 300 tons.

Today it serves as a floating classroom and an inspirational platform for education and recreation. The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is a Wilmington, Del. non-profit, volunteer-based educational organization that built, owns, and operates Kalmar Nyckel.

Long Wharf is located at 100 High Street in Cambridge, Maryland.

Tall ship Kalmar Nyckel_comes to Cambridge June 14-16, 2019