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Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina To Land at Paris Landing


PARIS LANDING — On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.,  the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will arrive at Paris Landing State Park in Buchanan. The ships will dock at Paris Landing State Park/ Marker 66 Marina and Grille, 41 Marina Drive, until departure early Thursday, May 30th.    

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call  787 672 2152 or visit our website www.ninapinta.org,  click on ‘Take a Tour’  and fill out online form.   Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum.  Email ninapintatour@gmail.com 

The ships are open Thursday, May 23rd  from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   Friday, May 24ththrough Wednesday May 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  No reservations necessary. 

Archaeology  magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”

In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight 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.

Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.

Admission charges are $8.50  for adults,  $7.50  for seniors, and  $6.50  for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are free. The ships are open every day from  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary. 

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 787 672 2152 or email  ninapintatour@gmail.com. Minimum of 15 is required for groups, $5.00 per person, no maximum number of group members. Visit the website at www.ninapinta.org.


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