Columbus Replica Ship "Nina" Visited Palm Beach Maritime Museum at Currie Park
3/11/04 - 3/22/04
On Thursday 11 March 2004, the Nina, a replica of Columbus' favorite ship, arrived at Palm Beach Maritime Museum's docks at Currie Park, 2400 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida at approximately 2:00 p.m. The ship was open to the public from Friday, 12 March 2004 through Monday, 22 March 2004 and departed the docks early Tuesday. This is the last year the ship will be touring the U.S. before making her permanent home port in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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 craftsmanship of construction and the details in the rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the Age of Discovery.
The ship has been touring continually since 1992 as a "sailing museum" for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the "Caravel", a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
For more information about the Nina, please visit their website at www.thenina.com.