Schooners and Sailing Ships
Kalmar Nyckel, a three-masted armed pinnace
(warship), brought the first permanent European settlers from Sweden to
the Delaware Valley in 1638. Carrying 24 men from four countries
(Sweden, Finland, Holland, and Germany), it landed on the banks of the
Christina River, near what is now East Seventh Street in Wilmington. The
site became known as "The Rocks." This landmark can still be
seen today at Fort Christina Park.
Ships: An Internation directory
by Thad Kuza
Tall Ships is the first
full-color, English-language guide to the international fleet of sailing
ships. With photographs and descriptions of 150 vessels, Tall Ships
pictures virtually all the major class "A" ships and many
American as well as European class "B" and "C"
Photo by Thad Kuza 401 846-5274
||new steel-hulled 105-foot, three-masted,
gaff-rigged topsail schooner. Charter
||Brigantine The epic voyage, representing
the birth of KAISEI, titled the "Voyage of Re-Discovery,"
unfolded in England in Spetember 1991. The 16-month delivery passage to
Japan consisted of 29 voyage legs and logged a total of 30,657 miles.
Close to 600 trainees representing 11 nations
||three-masted gaff-rigged schooner a
steel-hulled cargo vessel with a wineglass stern. She was built as a
sailing ship in 1930 in Rensburg, Germany in the daysail, sunset
cruise and corporate charter business at the Toronto Harbourfront
||Barkentine. Steel. Country:Russia. Built,
||Barkentine built 1984
||A replica of the 17th Century Swedish ship
(317 tons) which brought the first Swedish colonial settlers to
||4 masted barque Gross Tonnage: 2,556
||The present "Kanrin Maru" is a
Barque replica built in Holland in 1989 The original was the first full
scale western style warship in Japan. "Kanrin Maru"
accompanied the vessel carrying the Tokugawa Shogunate*s envoy to
America in 1860
||a 19th century
three-masted barque, one of the largest remaining wooded ships in
commission. Built by J. Ring Andersen in 1948, for the Royal Greenland
Trading Company, supplying the remote East Greenland coastal
settlements. In the late 60ís worked as a fisheries support
vessel in The Faroes.
||72' main gaff topsail schooner
Offering full fair accommodations for up to 6 passagers, also offers a
sail training program for up to 16 students.
||Three masted barque build 1988 at the
Stocznia Gdanska in Gdansk (Danzig), Poland.now a Training ship for
the education of young officers and for touristic
||Originally built to transport cargo along
the East Coast and to the continent, Kitty was a working barge until
1938, predominantly used to carry grain including barley, malt and
||A Swedish 126 gun warship built in
Stockholm by the English shipwright Francis Sheldon and launched in
1668. (history by _Bruzelius)
||(ex Padua) 4-masted bark. Steel. Built,
1926 The last cargo-carrying four-masted bark to be built