The Nina tours the southern U.S.

The Nina, "the Most Historically Accurate Replica of a Columbus Ship Ever Built," will be touring the southern United States during November and December 2007. Tours are available.

From the website:


One, to see a near perfect example of a type of sailing ship — the caravel — of such clean, sculptured, honest design that it was produced for upwards of 125 years. with its Scandinavian style bow and midsection and its combination square and lateen rigging it was probably the best open water sailing vessel of its time- that pivotal time referred to as the ' Great Age of Discovery'.

Two, in some small way to enter that age, to perhaps get a feeling for Columbus himself, that enigmatic and flawed human being, who, admire or despise him, is one of perhaps only three individuals in all of our long past who, by themselves, for good or ill, personally altered the course of Western history.

Three, to stand on the sloping deck of the Niña, as true a replica as will probably ever be built. It was Columbus' favorite ship, the one he very nearly died on in 1493, upon which he ultimately logged more than 25,000 miles.

Written by John Malcom, Niña crew member.

Nov. 14 - Nov 18 Pine Bluff, Arkansas County Regional Park
Nov. 21 - Nov. 25 North Little Rock, Ark Salty Parrot Bar and Restaurant
Nov. 29. - Dec. 9 Ft. Smith, Ark. Former site of Ark. River Queen
Dec. 20 - Jan. 1 Baton Rouge USS Kidd Museum

Admission Costs: $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for Senior Citizens over 60, $3.00 for Children 5 - 16 and children 4 and under are Free

HOURS ARE FROM 9:00 - 5:00 P.M. every day the ship is in port

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