Columbus' Niña, Pinta Sail into Hudson, Wis.
Replicas of the Niņa and Pina are sailing into Hudson, Wis.
Photo courtesy of the Columbus Foundation.
Some world history has sailed into Hudson, Wis.
The Columbus Foundation has created two replicas of the Niña and Pinta - ships that Christopher Columbus used to sail to the new world in 1492.
The two ships sailed along the St. Croix River Thursday.
The ships will be open to visitors Friday, June 28 through July 9.
Click here for more details about the schedule. Information about the ships are available below:
The ship is a replica of the one that Christopher Columbus used to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the ship across 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501. The new Niña is a floating museum visiting ports across the Western Hemisphere. Click here to read more about the ship's history.
- Deck length - 65 feet
- Beam - 18 feet
- Draft - 7 feet
- Tonnage - 75
- Sail Area - 1,919-square feet
The ship was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Niña. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers a larger deck space for walk-aboard tours. The ship also has a 40-foot air-conditioned main cabin below with seating. The ship is available for private parties and charters. Click here for photos of the ship being built.
- Deck length - 85 feet
- Beam - 23 feet
- Draft - 7.5 feet
- Tonnage - 101
- Sail Area - 3,800-square feet