Tall ship of Delaware needs a crew

WILMINGTON, Del. - December 29, 2009

The tall ship of Delaware is looking for staff to help assist with the ship's maintenance, and rig-up in the spring.

The training begins on January 9th and runs through April 10th.

Beginners are welcome.

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The winter crew training class takes place in Wilmington at the ship yard and spans 11 Saturdays from January through April.

The many participants in this winter class also assist with the ship's maintenance, and rig-up in the spring.

The summer crew training class, a 2.5 week condensed course, takes place aboard the ship, often in Lewes, DE. The summer class is designed for local Lewes residents and other down-state residents, as well as for out-of-state/country volunteers, who live aboard during the training.

The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638 leaving its passengers to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley, the Colony of New Sweden in present-day Wilmington, Delaware. She made a total of four roundtrip crossings of the Atlantic, more than any other ship of the era.

The present day Kalmar Nyckel serves as Delaware's seagoing goodwill ambassador.

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