Demopolis, Al.—On Friday April 26 the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Demopolis. The ships will be docked at the Kingfisher Bay Marina, Lock 4 Road, Highway 43 N., ( next to Demopolis Yacht Basin) until their departure early Tuesday morning April 30th.
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. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.