Pinta, Niña arrive Thursday

Special to the PRESS

On Thursday, March 21 at noon, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Niña’, replicas of Columbus’ ships will arrive in Port Isabel. The ships will be docked at the Southport Marina, South Pt. Drive, until their departure early Monday morning on April 2.

The media are invited to a private viewing of the ships on Thursday after docking. The ships open to the general public on Friday, March 22. The Niña was built by hand and without the use of power tools and considered to be the most historically correct Columbus Replica ever built. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the 15th century.

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    • BOB on March 20, 2012 at 10:12 am
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    Wednesday March 21st

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