Blauvelt Family

The official page of the Association of Blauvelt Descendants
Founded 1926


The Kalmar Nyckel
Gerrit Hendrickszen de blau boer arrived in this country from Deventer, Province of Overijssel in The Netherlands in 1638. Gerrit arrived at "The Rocks" at Swede's Landing, DE in March 1638 aboard the Kalmar Nyckel. He then traveled up the Hudson River to Rensselaerwyck. The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation of Delaware designed and built a replica of the Kalmar Nyckel at a shipyard adjacent to the original landing site. The new Kalmar Nyckel was launched on September 28, 1997