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Avast, mateys!
King Neptune Gala - Saturday, Sept 29! Tickets close 9/21!
Our annual King Neptune Gala celebrating our education mission and honoring retiring State Senator Margaret Rose Henry is coming on Saturday, September 29, 5:30pm! Join us for cocktails on our Tall Ship, live music, silent and live auctions, gala games, lavish buffet and food stations and the King Neptune Award presentation at our Tatiana and Gerret Copeland Maritime Center!
NEW DATE & PLACE "Nyckel Night" Dogfish Head Happy Hour on our Tall Ship!
Raise a drink to a great sailing season at our dockside Happy Hour with Dogfish Head cold brews, snacks and fun on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5:00-6:30pm at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Copeland Maritime Center. Your first beer is on us (must present ID)! $20 per person to benefit the ship's foundation (a charitable donation) Free parking
Sail on Kalmar Nyckel in Wilmington this Fall - watch the 6ABC-TV (video)
Hop on board Kalmar Nyckel before the sailing season ends! Day and Pirate Sails on September 22 - October 20 (mostly weekend dates). Relax and enjoy! 6ABC Philadelphia Anchor Karen Rogers visted the ship in May to learn more with Captain Morgens and our crew (link to video above).
Kalmar Nyckel Documentary Earns 2018 Emmy Nomination!
We are proud to announce that Kalmar Nyckel: The Forgotten Journey, the feature documentary that we co-produced with Glass Entertainment Group, was nominated for a 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy. This is a testament to its exciting narrative, beautiful cinematography, and rich history. We are honored to be included in the highly prestigious and competitive Documentary category -- up against six other films. We share our gratitude & congratulations with the entire cast, crew and everyone associated with the film. The Emmy's will be held on October 13, 2018. Stay tuned for more details!
LECTURE "Saving the Ship That Saved the Union" - Thursday, Nov 1, 6:00pm
Hear William Hoffman, Director of Conservation and Chief Conservator, USS Monitor Center and The Mariners' Museum present the story of "Saving the Ship That Saved the Union: Twenty Years of Conservation at the USS Monitor Center" on Thursday, November 1, 6:00 pm Reception (cash bar) and 7:00 pm Lecture. A behind-the-scenes look at America's famous Civil War ironclad, the ship that saved the Union fleet in the 1862 Battle of Hampton Roads, and changed the future of naval warfare. Will Hoffman and team in Newport News, VA have studied and saved priceless artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Monitor. Advance registration recommended. $10/Member, $20/Non-member, $30/Patron. Online link TBA or call 302-429-7447.

Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel has many beautiful carvings -- from dogs to holly to lion's heads -- as was typical of important ships of the 17th Century?

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