On Friday, July 7th the “Pinta”, a Replica of a Portuguese Caravel used by Columbus and many early explorers will open as a “floating museum” for dockside educational tours. The Ship will be docked at English Park, 2 Woodford Ave, Owensboro, KY, 42303 until her departure on July 11th.
In 2005, the Pinta was Launched in Brazil after 3 years of Construction. The Ship was built by 8th Generation Portuguese Shipwrights using the same methods and hand tools that were used to build the original in the 15th Century. The Pinta was the first Ship to sight land on the famous voyage of discovery on October 12th, 1492.
Historians consider the “Caravel” the space shuttle of the 15th Century and was used as early as the 13th Century and into the 16th Century. The Caravel was mainly used as a typical trading vessel along the Mediterranean and African Coast before being used for Transatlantic Voyages to open up new trading routes all over the World.
The general public is invited to step back in time & explore the Pinta for self-guided tours from the 7th-10th of July from 9:00a-5:00p daily. No reservations are necessary. Tickets are purchased at the Ship and prices are $8.00 for Adults, $7.00 for Seniors/Military (65+), and $6.00 for Children (5 – 16). Children 4 and under are Free.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member during the weekdays should go to ninapinta.org/tour/html. Group tours require a minimum of 15 people. Please call 251-293-4193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries.
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