Replicas of Columbus’ ships heading up Hudson River

NEWBURGH, New York (AP) ― Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships are sailing up New York’s Hudson River and will be open to public tours this month. Nina and Pinta will at Albany Yacht Club July 14-16 and at Oswego July 21-23. The 65-foot, hand-built Nina is a replica of the ship Columbus sailed across the Atlantic in 1492. The floating museum is owned by the Columbus Foundation, based in the British Virgin Islands, and is supported by tour fees. The 85-foot Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina. The organization doesn’t have a replica of Columbus’ third ship, Santa Maria.

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