PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WYTV) – Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships sailed the Ohio River on Wednesday.
The Nina and Pinta made their way to Pittsburgh and will be docked at Station Square until October 13, when the ships will move on to Charleston, WV.
Viewer Pam Smith sent a photo of the ships through WYTV’s “Report It” feature on the website. The boats were seen at the New Cumberland Locks and Dam in Stratton, Ohio on Thursday.
The ships were reconstructed by the Columbus Foundation, which did extensive research to recreate the replicas. The Nina was built by hand, without the use of power tools, to replicate the shipbuilding process of the 15th Century.
The Nina, according to the Foundation, is the most authentic replica Columbus era ship ever built.
The ships sail to ports across the U.S. and are the only touring maritime museums of its kind, according to the Columbus Foundation’s website.
Self-guided tours are available for $8 for adults, $7 for those ages 60 and older and $6 for children ages 5 to 16. Children 4 and younger are free.
The ships will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Group tours are also available, according to the Columbus Foundation.
For more information on the tours or the ships, call the Columbus Foundation at (787) 672-2152.