Columbus replica ships open in Davenport


Share
Posted Online: Aug. 17, 2010, 10:14 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
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.






 














 



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)