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June 9, 2014 Geography, History, Sailing, Uncategorized, York River

Sailing into Yorktown

IMG_20140608_133211_154 Delaware’s state ship Kalmar Nyckel roared up the York River under motor (and with aft flag unfurled) to visit Yorktown briefly. This is a recreation of the ship that brought Peter Minuit to Delaware in 1638 to settle the colony. It remained largely a merchant ship except for occasional war duty, when all 12 cannon were deployed. Can you imagine getting shot at by this?

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