A Man and His Ship:
Peter Minuit and the Kalmar Nyckel
by C. A. Weslager
One of twenty-four books dealing with the early history of the Delaware Valley written by noted historian and Delaware author, C. A. Weslager, A Man and His Ship gives Peter Minuit and the ship he commanded, which brought the first Swedes and Finns to America to make the first permanent settlement in the Delaware Valley, their deserved place on the pages of history.
Using primary references found in Swedish, Dutch and German sources, Dr. Weslager introduces evidence that in its first voyages the Kalmar Nyckel carried more colonists to Delaware than arrived on the Mayflower, and includes for the first time the names of known passengers on these voyages between 1638 and 1645.
Engagingly written and carefully researched, A Man and His Ship is a book to be read, collected and cherished.2007, soft cover, 5½" X 8½", illustrated, 225 pages
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