Mallets, Chisels & Planes:
The Building of the Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel from Vision to Launch
by Charles E. Ireland, Jr.
This riveting story details the building and rebirth of the Kalmar Nyckel, the Swedish tall ship that holds a unique place in the history of the colonization of the Delaware Valley.
The original Kalmar Nyckel landed on the bank of the Christina River near Wilmington on March 29, 1638. More than 350 years later a replica of this glorious vessel was christened on the bank of the same river.
Mallets, Chisels & Planes, written by a volunteer member of the crew that spent nearly two and half years crafting the new Kalmar Nyckel, celebrates the people, skills, and emotions that are the heart and soul of wooden-boat building.2003, soft cover, 7" X 9½" inches, illustrated, 64 pages
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