This 18" mahogany angel is mounted at the center of the Kalmar Nyckel's
transom name board.
The model for this piece is Ted's granddaughter, Kristine.
Kalmar Nyckel's starboard stern gallery knee. This eagle carrying a fish in
its talons measures 4'
long x 18" wide x 3' deep and was carved from a single Douglas fir timber.
It represents about 2 weeks work.
This Douglas fir eagle head served as a model for a similar piece carved as
the figurehead for the working Chesapeake Bay
oyster schooner Kathryn M. Lee of Baltimore, MD.
Ted at Work
Working on the Kalmar Nyckel's port stern gallery knee, a pelican with a
fish in its beak. Like its mate, the starboard eagle,
the pelican is carved out of Douglas fir and measures 4'x 18"x 3'.
Captain's settee on the Kalmar Nyckel. Carved from a single 3" thick mahogany plank,
the 6' long, 2' high settee back is patterned after carvings found on the 17th century Swedish
warship Vasa . The design reflects the Kalmar Nyckel's Swedish and American ties with two
Vasa style griffins holding the State of Delaware Seal supported by crossed Swedish and
American keys overarched by a carved rope boarder.
Wilmington Seal Seal of the city of Wilmington, Delaware, present day site of the 1638 landing of the original
Kalmar Nyckel. Carved in mahogany as a keystone over a port side arched door on the"new" Kalmar Nyckel
Kalmar SealSeal of the city of Kalmar, Sweden, port city of origin for the original Kalmar Nyckel's four round
trips to New Sweden in the Delaware Valley. Carved in mahogany as a keystone over a starboard side
arched door on the "new" Kalmar Nyckel.