The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will be docked at Ditto Landing for self-guided tours. The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The Pinta, also a caravel, was the first ship to site land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
Both ships tour 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.
- September 29, 2016 - October 9, 2016
- Recurring daily
- Location: 293 Ditto Landing Road, Huntsville, AL
- Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Price: Admission charged