See Columbus' Replica Ships The Nina And The Pinta This Summer

May 13, 2009 | By | Reply More
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The Columbus Foundation has lovingly constructed replica sailing ships of Columbus’ famed vessels the Nina and the Pinta (also known as the Santa Clara).  The caravel ship Nina has been acclaimed as the most historically accurate recreation in modern times.

This summer the two ships will sailing in tandem as a ‘sailing museum’, visiting ports all along the eastern seaboard.  A few years ago I caught a glimpse of The Nina at sea – we were aboard a cruise ship far out in the Atlantic and came within sight of the ship.  Magical is all I can say – we were aboard a towering modern cruiseliner and here was a tiny bobbing ship making it’s way.  To think brave seamen took to the oceans in these compact vessels is truly amazing and gut renching to think about.  The two ships will be touring as a ‘moving museum’ this summer.  They began their current journey in February when the ships departed from San Diego, CA.  After transiting the Panama Canal, their planned stops bring them to ports in Florida, North Carolina, Delaware, New York, Michigan, and finally Chicago.  For a full schedule of ports the ships will visit and the dates, visit the website  This is a fabulous living history lesson to bring the whole family to.


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