The Nina and the Pinta - but not the Santa Maria - will dock
in Marietta tomorrow. Not the originals, of course, but realistic replicas.
They will arrive at noon tomorrow at Marietta Harbor
on the Muskingum River, according to their sponsors, the
, which is based in the British Virgin Islands.
They were crafted to offer adults and
children the educational experience of touring the vessels and learning about
the original crew members.
Often called the most historically
accurate Columbus replica ship ever built, The Nina, built in 1991, was featured in Ridley
Scott's movie 1492
. The larger Pinta
was built in Brazil in 2005.
Visitors are invited to stop by the Harbor
from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting Friday and extending through October 21.
Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for
seniors, and $6 for students age 5 to 16. Children under five are admitted
As for the Santa Maria, that
replica ship is permanently moored at Battelle Riverfront Park on the Scioto River in downtown