‘Kalmar Nyckel’ Sailing Into Newburgh

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Kalmar NyckelKalmar Nyckel will sail up the Hudson River into Newburgh for the first time in its history this July 24-26, for a weekend of day sails, guided deck tours, and more.

Kalmar Nyckel is a recreation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware in 1638, just a couple of decades after the Mayflower. During the same period when the Dutch were settling New Amsterdam in what is now Manhattan, Kalmar Nyckel made four successive round trips to supply the colonists of New Sweden.

Kalmar Nyckel will take on passengers for two-hour day tours of the Hudson River, departing from the Riverfront Marina at 40 Front Street in Newburgh, NY. Each day the ship is in port, the crew of the ship will offer guided deck tours. The deck tours are $10/adults and $6/children age 17 and under.

On “day sails,” passengers are invited to work alongside volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century – unless they’d rather just bring along a picnic, enjoy the sights and sounds of the water and watch the crew do all the work.

For public sail tickets and more information about specific sails and times, visit www.kalmarnyckel.org or contact the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation office at (302) 429-7447. Ticket prices are $50 for adults and $45 for children and youth ages 17 and younger.

To book a sail online, visit http://www.kalmarnyckel.org/BookASail.asp.

2 thoughts on “‘Kalmar Nyckel’ Sailing Into Newburgh

  1. Pam

    Delighted to get the notice on this, but arrangements seem rather confusing. Organization’s website says the deck tours are 10-15 minutes long, which seems strangely brief, especially at the admission cost. I called the number of the KN foundation, and the staff there say the deck tour is longer, but have no info at all about parking in the location and seem less than clear about details. Fingers crossed…

  2. Lorraine Danischewski

    My husband and son and I went for a sail on Saturday evening. It was a great experience to be sailing on the Hudson in this tall ship! The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and there was even audience participation and a sea chanty as we raised the sail. Thanks for notice of this rare event!


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