Columbus Replica Ships Pinta and Nina to Land in Toledo

Posted Jul 26th, 2011 by Carla Firestone  Category: Education


oledo, Ohio—On Friday July 29th, the ‘Pinta and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus ships will open in Toledo. The ships will be docked at the Skyway Marina, 1701 Front St., until their departure early Wednesday morning August 3rd.

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 used to discover the world.

While in port, the general public are 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 should call 1 787 672 2152. Minimum of 15. $4.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at www.thenina.com OR EMAIL columfnd@surfbvi.com. The ships arrive on Thursday July 28th and there will be a private viewing for the media after docking.

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