Tall Ship Time Machine
Tall Ship Time Machine Exhibit ~ Now Open!
Kalmar Nyckel's Copeland Maritime Center, 1124 East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Discover the Kalmar
Nyckel Foundation’s new 3D animated exhibit and take a fantastical voyage back in time to 1638 to compare today's KALMAR NYCKEL to the original colonial ship.
Tall Ship Time Machine gives students and visitors an “inside look” at the differences and similarities between our modern-day replica and the original Kalmar Nyckel as she was configured on her first colonial voyage for Sweden. Through the magic of 3D animation, our two captains – Captain Lauren and Captain Sharon – sail today’s ship on an imaginary voyage, removing the ship’s many modern “systems” (engines; electricity; plumbing; fire-suppression and safety gear; navigation equipment) while “restoring” its condition to that of the original.
Tall Ship Time Machine is a new permanent exhibit created for KNF’s Copeland Maritime Center. The exhibit features a short 3D animated video, which will also be used remotely in classrooms in Delaware and dockside with our ship.
Special thanks to Glass Entertainment Group and Sleepy Oak Productions for 3D graphics, animation, and design.
This exhibit was made possible by a National Maritime Heritage Program Grant and generous matching gifts.
National Maritime Heritage Program
This exhibit received Federal financial assistance for increasing public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States. It was financed in part with federal funds from the National Maritime Heritage Program, administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, and in Delaware by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. However, the contents or opinions contained herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior or the State of Delaware.
The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the Department of the Interior, the U.S Government, the State of Delaware or the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute an endorsement by these governmental bodies.
Non-Discrimination: Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability or age in its federally funded assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in relation to this exhibit, or if you desire further information, please write to: Office of Equal Opportunity National Park Service 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240.
Did you know: That Kalmar Nyckel has many beautiful carvings -- from dogs to holly to lion's heads -- as was typical of important ships of the 17th Century?