Jan 23, 2012 10:06 AM by AP

Replica ships Nina and Pinta to visit Houma

HOUMA, La. (AP) - Replicas of two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus sailed to the New World will be displayed next month in Houma.
The Nina and Pinta will be open to the public Feb. 17-26 at the Downtown Marina, and will depart on Feb. 27.
A statement from the Columbus Foundation says the Nina was built by hand and without power tools. The Pinta is larger than the ship used by Columbus. It was built recently in Brazil to accompany the Nina.
They tour together as a sailing museum. After Texas visits, they'll be in Lake Charles on April 27-May 8.
Self-guided tours cost $6 to $8. Group tours are $4 per person.




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