Tinicum Island

Tinicum Island (tĭnˈĭkəm) [key], area in the Delaware River, SW of Philadelphia, separated from the mainland by creeks and marshes. Site of the first European settlement in Pennsylvania, it was the capital of New Sweden from 1643 to 1655.

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