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Replicas of the Nina, Pinta to arrive in Huntington

The Parthenon

Published: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 01:11

The Columbus Foundation will dock in Huntington this week featuring replicas of the Nina and the Pinta.

After the weeklong delay in Charleston due to Superstorm Sandy the ships will arrive in Huntington Wednesday and will be open to the public. The ships will dock at the Huntington Yacht Club (Holderby’s Landing) at Harris Riverfront Park.  The ships will remain docked in Huntington until their departure early morning Tuesday, Nov. 20.

The Nina is a replica of the ship which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492.  The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on her voyages. The ships are often referred to as floating museums. They visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere.

The general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charge is $8, $7 for seniors and $6 for students 5-16. Children four and under are free. The ships are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

Joshua Prince can be contacted at Prince37@marshall.edu.
 

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