Thursday, April 17, 2014
Authentic replicas of the Nina and Pinta, two of Christopher Columbusís ships, arrived in Georgetown Wednesday evening. The two caravel tall ships will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, April 20, at Harborwalk Marina at 525 Front Street. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 60 and above), $6 for students (ages 5 to 16) and free for children under 4. For guided tours, group rates are $5 per person with 15 or more (book in advance at 787-672-2152). Constructed in Brazil, the Nina, at 65 feet, was completely built by hand, and the Pinta, at 85 feet, was built mostly by hand. The ships, under command of Capt. Sanger and Capt. Sully, travel 11 months out of the year from the Gulf of Mexico to the East Coast up to the Great Lakes and into the river systems of the Midwest.