The Forgotten Journey
KALMAR NYCKEL: The Forgotten Journey
Filmed on location and on Kalmar Nyckel, a full-scale replica of the original Swedish colonial ship, KALMAR NYCKEL: The Forgotten Journey depicts the epic adventure that launched the colony of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley in 1638. This extraordinary transatlantic voyage and exploration represents a significant part of Delaware’s history.
The film features stunning sailing sequences from Kalmar Nyckel, The Tall Ship of Delaware, and commentary from some of the world’s leading experts on North American and Swedish maritime and colonial history. In 1638, the Swedish Crown chose to compete with the North American rival Dutch and English powers by sending Kalmar Nyckel across the harsh Atlantic in pursuit of trade relationships and unclaimed territory.
KALMAR NYCKEL: The Forgotten Journey initially premiered in December 2017 on WHYY-TV (PBS) Philadelphia and re-aired in recent years to great reviews. The film premiered in Sweden on SVT-2 in January 2019 and has been seen by more than 800,000 viewers. The DVD was released in the spring of 2019; now available online and at the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation (KNF).
Co-produced by Glass Entertainment Group and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, the film was nominated for a 2018 Mid-Atlantic Emmy. This nomination is a testament to its exciting narrative, beautiful cinematography, and rich history. The production team was honored to be included in the highly prestigious and competitive Documentary category. KNF shares its gratitude & congratulations with the entire cast, crew and everyone associated with the film.
To request interviews and high resolution photos please contact:
Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 East 7th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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?