Columbus replica ships open in Davenport


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Posted Online: Aug. 17, 2010, 10:14 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina and the Pinta, will be open to the public at Oneida Landing, Davenport, from Friday through Aug. 30.

Built by hand and without the use of power tools, the Nina is considered to be the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built, according to the Columbus Foundation. The Pinta was built recently in Brazil and is a larger version of that ship. It also is available for private parties.

While the ships are at the foot of Bridge Street, the public is invited to board them for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for students 5 to 16 years old. Children 4 years old and younger are free.

The ships will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day with no reservations necessary. Teachers and organizations wanting to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member can call (787) 672-2152 and leave a message. A group of at least 15 is required at $4 per person.

For more information, visit www.thenina.com.






 












 



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