The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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June 11, 2013

Pinta and Nina to arrive in Clinton Thursday

CLINTON — The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina,’ replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, have successfully continued their journey upstream on the Mississippi River.

After both ships and their crew spent several days docked in Hannibal, Mo., due to the high water and resulting temporary closure of the locks, they have now resumed their journey and plan to arrive at the Clinton Marina on Thursday around 2 p.m. While in Clinton, the ships will be open for tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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 the many early explorers to discover the world.

The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. The Pinta was 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 15th Century. The ships have been praised as the most historically correct Columbus replicas ever built.

While in Clinton, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for students ages 5 to 16 and children 4 and younger are free.  

No reservations are necessary. On Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, Candlelight Inn will be selling a hotdog box with potato chips and a water or soda for $5, or a bratwurst with chips and drink for $6.

For more information on the ships and their journey, visit www.thenina.com

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