Columbus ships, the Nina and the Pinta, to land in Cape Girardeau!

         Cape Girardeau, MO. —Due to the low river water in Memphis and the welcoming response in Cape Girardeau, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, have extended their dates from October 8th through October 15th in Cape Girardeau.  The ships will be docked at the Riverfront 114 North Water Street until their departure early Monday morning October 16th.
     The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools.  Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”  In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World.    Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
     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 many early explorers to discover the world. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.
     While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.  Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16.   Children 4 and under are Free.  The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.    No reservations necessary. 
     Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Minimum of 15.  $5.00 per person.  No Maximum. Visit our website at 

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Event Date 10-13-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-13-2017 6:00 pm
Riverfront Park
between Alton Marina and Argosy Casino Alton, IL 62002 US
Riverfront Park
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