Christopher Columbus Replica Wooden Sailing Ship Nina Sails Off Into The Sunset
Jeff at JSJ Photography
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Replicas of the Christopher Columbus Niņa and Pinta (I think this is the Niņa...but I'm not really sure) sailed by at sunset on 7 January 2012 on Santa Rosa Sound along the Emerald Coast of Northwest, Florida. The 3-masted wooden sailing ships had their beginnings in 1986 when the Columbus Foundation formed in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to build the vessels that Columbus used on his first voyage, the Santa Maria, Niņa and Pinta. The most historically accurate replica of the Niņa was built in Valenca, Brazil, by master shipbuilders who only used hand tools. It was finished in 1991. The Pinta was also constructed in Brazil and was finished in 2005. The Niņa and Pinta replicas are based in Homeport Marina, which is located near the Alabama Highway 59 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Gulf Shores, AL.
February 23rd, 2013
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