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Nina and Pinta replicas coming to Fernandina Beach

The ships are due to dock at Fernandina Harbor Marina on April 23, but public tours won't open until April 24.
Replicas of the Nina and Pinto will be in St. Marys and open for tours April 13 to April 17. Photo: The Columbus Foundation.

Replicas of Christopher Columbus' two ships are sailing to Fernandina Beach in April.

The ships are due to dock at Fernandina Harbor Marina, 3 South Front St., on April 23, but public tours won't open until April 24. They will last until May 3. Tours run from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets start at $6.50 until $8.50.

The Nina was built by hand and, Archeology Magazine has called it the most historically correct replica ever constructed of a Columbus ship. The Columbus Foundation owns the ships and opens them as a “sailing museum” to educate the public, especially students, on the caravel, a Portugese ship that Columbus and others used during the period, according to the Florida Times-Union.

For more information on the ships, visit the website www.ninapinta.org or @ColumbusShips on Twitter.

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