COLUMBUS REPLICA SHIPS PINTA AND NINA TO LAND IN LEWES
Lewes, De. —On Friday June 8th, the 'Pinta' and the 'Nina', replicas of Columbus' ships will open in Lewes. The ships will be docked at the Town Dock, Front Street, , until their departure early Monday morning June 11th.
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." The "Pinta" was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. 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.
While in port, the general public was invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Sponsored in part by the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival.