Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nina and Pinta

A replica of the Nina and Pinta are docked on the Ohio River this week. Pop-pop and Gramme took the boys on Monday while I had a little breather. They had a grand time! The boys were very intrigued by the ropes and rigging....right down a little boy's ally.

What was so amazing to me was how little the ships really were. I always imagined Christopher Columbus sailing these large magnificent vessels but that just wasn't the case. The Nina (Columbus's favorite) was 65 long and the beam was 18 feet and the Pinta was 85 feet long and beam 24 feet. I found it interesting that the Nina traveled at lease 25,000 miles with Columbus as captain (on several different journeys). You can read more information at

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