Columbus ships return to Demopolis

Published 10:20 am Monday, October 28, 2013

Replicas of Columbus' ships The Nina and The Pinta are coming to Demopolis in late November.

Replicas of Columbus’ ships The Nina and The Pinta are coming to Demopolis in late November.

The Nina and The Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ famed ships, will sail back to Demopolis next month.

The ships were scheduled to come to Demopolis back in the spring but that trip was postponed due to high waters.

The ships will be docked at Kingfisher Bay Marina from Friday, Nov. 22 until their departure on the morning of Dec. 2.

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The Nina replica was built entirely by hand without the use of power tools. “Archaeology” magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.”

The Pinta replica was recently built in Brazil and now accompanies the Nina on all her travels. She is a larger version of the typical 15th-century caravel.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the shops for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 seniors and $6 for students ages five to 16. Children under four are admitted free.

The ships will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

Teachers or other organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (787) 672-2152 or email There is a 15-person minimum for guided tours, and admission is $5 per person.