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Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina to land in St. Michael’s

5/9/2014, 7:20 a.m.
The “Nina” was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the ...
On Saturday May 10, 2014, the “Pinta” and the “Nina,” replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in St. Michaels.The ships will be docked at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum located at 213 N. Talbott Street in St. Michael’s until early in the morning on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Photo: David Grimmer)

The “Nina” was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the “caravel,” a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member may call 1-787-672-2152 or email: columfnd1492@gmail.com.

For more information, visit www.thenina.com