Sep 24, 2011

The Pinta and Nina Visit Peoria


Pinta and the Nina Visit Peoria



Discover Columbus' Ships 

Welcome to The Columbus Foundation and our two Columbus replica ships - our original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our recently-built Pinta. 





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. 

NEW!  The City of Dubuque, Iowa, produced a great video of The Niña and Pinta, featuring an informative interview with Captain Morgan Sanger.   CLICK HERE to view the movie.

The Niña and Pinta
Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
The Niña and Pinta

The Niña and Pinta

 BUILDING THE NIÑA BUILDING PINTA
 MISS ELLIE & THE NIÑA THE ORIGINAL NIÑA
 3 REASONS TO VISIT DOCKSIDE CHARTERS
 GIFT SHOP PHOTO ALBUM
 SCHEDULE INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL
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The Columbus Foundation, British Virgin Islands
Phone: (284) 495-4618    Fax: (284) 495-9935