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Discover Pinta & The Nina

June 7, 2018 - June 10, 2018
  • Location: Perdido Key Oyster Bar & Restaurant
  • 13700 River Road
  • Pensacola, FL 32507
  • (787) 672-2152 phone
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Adults: $8.50, Seniors: $7.50, Students 5-16: $6.50, Children 4 & under: free

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The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships will be docked at Perdido Key Oyster Bar and Restaurant until their departure early Monday morning, June 11th. 

     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.