Thursday , 28 May 2015

Columbus’ Nina & Pinta Ships in Pittsburgh

Beautiful flickr photo by KatrencikPhotoArchives
Beautiful flickr photo by KatrencikPhotoArchives

It’s about a month after Columbus Day but the man’s ships have finally landed in the ‘Burgh. The Nina and the Pinta, two of the ships used by Christopher Columbus in his famous voyage of 1492, docked Tuesday at the North Shore Riverfront Park. Some interesting facts about these historical replicas from ThePittsburghChannel:

Crews that built the ships didn’t use any electricity in order to get as close to the real thing as possible.

“The craftsmanship is amazing in this ship. It took 20 men almost three years [to build it],” said Friauf.

Starting today, the ships will be open for business and tours will be given every day until November 16.

What are the hours? 9 am to 5 pm
How much does it cost? $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for kids

  • Ariel

    does anyone know the best place for parking to see the ships?

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