By CBS3 Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — It was a perfect day for the first sail of the Kalmar Nyckel in Delaware. Eyewitness News was in Wilmington on Tuesday where the tall ship took sail.

The ship is a replica of the Swedish ship that crossed the ocean to settle the first European settlement in the Delaware Valley in 1638.

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The ship is half-capacity due to COVID-19.

It will sail three days on the weekends in May and most of June, officials say. Weekday sails will begin on May 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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You can find out more about the ship’s schedule and how to buy tickets by clicking here.