State Pier, New Bedford, Massashusetts, USA+ (6 days in port) (view large)
The Kalmar Nyckel (Key of Kalmar) was a Dutch-built armed merchant ship 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 ship is operated and maintained by a volunteer staff, under the leadership of a paid captain, boatswain, and chief mate. Captain Lauren Morgens, with Sharon Litcofsky as Chief Mate and Relief Captain. Volunteers maintain the ship, run the education program, and sail her from port to port.
Click here Wikipedia for the whole History of the Original and Modern day it is fascinating
Processed in Photomatix Pro with two fused captures
Nikon D90-Nikkor 18-200, f/9, exposure time 1/320 sec,
ISO-200, focal length 31mm & 27mm, max 4,no flash