Columbus Ships at LuLu’s June 13-17
The Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina will be open for tours at Lulu’s at Homeport Marina (200 E. 25th Ave.) in Gulf Shores June 13-17 from 9 a.m. ‘til 6 p.m. The ships will depart for Demoplis, Al early Monday morning, June 18.
Admission charges are $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students 5 – 16. Children 4 and under are free. Visit ninapinta.org for more info.
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. Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public.