The Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Marie


In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue . . .

Replicas of the Niña and Pinta are on display here in Dubuque.  It is a nice opportunity to explore your imagination.   Imagine crossing the Atlantic Ocean in one of these ships. See below for more details about the two ships.

Nina

Picture copyright 2016 by rmhudgins

information below copied from: http://www.thenina.com/


Deck length – 65′, Beam – 18′, Draft – 7′
Tonnage – 75, Sail Area – 1919 sq ft

Deck length – 85′, Beam – 23′, Draft – 7.5′
Tonnage – 101, Sail Area – 3800 sq ft
The Niña – Most Historically Accurate Columbus Replica Ship Ever Built

The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492.  Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles.  That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission.  We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere.

Pinta – Our Second Columbus Replica Ship

Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 ft air conditioned main cabin down below with seating. Pinta is available for private parties and charters.

Advertisements

About rhudgins

I have recently retired and moved to the mid-west. We are learning how to live with relatives near by and are having fun living by Old Man River. I enjoy Haiku and photography and weaving. I have black belt in Kenai, and Isshinryu karate From Harp Karate in Rochester, NY.
This entry was posted in crafts, family, General comments, Images, Iowa, sailing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s