Friday, July 7, 2017

Ships Ahoy!

Replicas of the two of Christopher Columbus's ships, the Nina and the Pinta, are making their way up the Hudson River, on a tour that started in March in Pensacola, Florida.

Photo: Paul Zoeller|
The replica Nina was built entirely by hand, without the use of power tools, and is considered "the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built." The replica Pinta, built recently in Brazil, is a larger version of a caravel, a Portuguese sailing ship from the 15th to 17th centuries. The replicas are operated as a floating museum by the Columbus Foundation in the British Virgin Islands.

Today, July 7, through Tuesday, July 11, the Nina and the Pinta are moored at the Riverfront Marina in Newburgh, where they are open for tours. Early on Wednesday, July 12, they are scheduled to set sail for Albany, where they will be docked for tours in Rensselaer at the Albany Yacht Club from Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 16. At some point on Wednesday or Thursday, the ships will have to pass by Hudson. Gossips will try to let you know when that's about to happen.

Thanks to Katy Cashen for bringing this to our attention

1 comment:

  1. oh this would be awesome to see cruising up the river-keep me posted