All Aboard the Nina and the Pinta

Florida Hitty Gale

By Hitty Gale, a Gale Lyons Hitty

All Aboard!

The Nina and the Pinta were docked at the Fort Myers Yacht Basin along the Caloosahatchee River and were open for tours recently. 

The reproduction Pinta was built between 2002-2006 in Valenca, Bahia, Brasil.  She is actually 50 per cent bigger than the original ship that carried the crew of Christopher Columbus across the ocean to the new world.  She can accommodate 100 passengers.  The Nina is an exact replica of the original ship.

Photo by Morgan Sanger

Photo by Morgan Sanger

Photo by Morgan Sanger

Photo by Morgan Sanger

It is hard to imagine crossing an ocean in such a small ship.  Those men were true adventurers!  I was certainly careful as we walked around these ships.  I didn't want to fall overboard like the real Hitty in her book, Hitty Her First Hundred Years.

All Aboard the Nina and the Pinta

The Nina and the Pinta on the River at Fort Myers Florida

The Nina and the Pinta on the River at Fort Myers Florida

Wood Model of the Nina and the Pinta

I like things made of wood

 

 



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