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Columbus ships: the Nina and Pinta
September 29, 2018 @ 9:00 am - October 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until October 10, 2018
COLUMBUS SHIPS PINTA AND NINA TO LAND IN PITTSBURGH!
Pittsburgh, PA. —The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships will open in Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 29th. The ships will be docked at Station Square, 125 West Station Square Drive, until their departure early Thursday morning, October 11th.
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.” In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World. 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. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 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 or email [email protected] . Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at www.ninapinta.org.
COLUMBUS FOUNDATION, INC., BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS,
EMAIL [email protected]
Visit our website: www.ninapinta.org.
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