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Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina at The Wharf

Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina

When: March 2 - 4, 2018
Where: The Wharf Marina
4830 Main Street
Orange Beach, AL. 36561
Time: 9AM - 5:30PM
Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina The Wharf Orange Beach AL

The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in at the Wharf Marina in Orange Beach AL March 2 - 4. While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges varies. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. No reservations necessary. View More >>> Alabama Beach Events

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.” 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.

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