VIDEO: Kalmar Nyckel heads out to sea
Delaware's tall ship will be away at sea for a while.
The Kalmar Nyckel will head to Lewes for a few days, and then make journeys to Virginia and Maryland over the next several weeks.
The ship will return home in late June, just in time for the second annual Wilmington Pirate Festival on June 30.
The Kalmar Nyckel is an authentic re-creation of a 17th-century Dutch vessel that brought some of the earliest settlers to the American colonies.
The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden to the New World in 1638, leaving passengers to establish the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley at Fort Christina in present-day Wilmington.
The Associated Press contributed to this story
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