Discover Columbus' Ships - The Niña and Pinta

Arts and Entertainment

May 6, 2014


13 Aug - 18 Aug

Bishop Park, Wyandotte, MI

The Niña - Most Historically Accurate Columbus Replica Ship Ever Built 

Deck length - 65', Beam - 18', Draft - 7'

Tonnage - 75, Sail Area - 1919 sq ft

The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492.  Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission.  We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere. 

Pinta - Our Second Columbus Replica Ship 

Deck length - 85', Beam - 23', Draft - 7.5' 

Tonnage - 101, Sail Area - 3800 sq ft

Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 ft air conditioned main cabin down below with seating. Pinta is available for private parties and charters. 

Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring 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. 

The Columbus Foundation, British Virgin Islands Ship's cell (787) 672-2152 

http://www.thenina.com/index.html