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KENOSHA — The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will open for tours in Kenosha Tuesday, Aug. 30. The ships will be docked at the Kenosha Yacht Club, 5130 Fourth Ave., until their departure early Monday, Sept. 12.

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.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. 

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 used to discover the world.

While in port, the general public are invited to visit the ships from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for youth ages 5-16 . There is no charge for children 4 and younger. No reservations necessary. (source)