Replicas of the ships of Christopher Columbus will be docked in Pittsburgh from Sept. 20 to Oct. 4 and available for public viewing.
The Pinta and the Nina will be at North Shore Riverfront Park, across from Heinz Field, and available for self-guided tours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 21.
Admission for adults is $8, seniors, $7, and $6 for students, ages 5-16. Children 4 and under are free. No reservations are necessary. Anyone wishing to do a guided, 30-minute group tour (at least 15 people are required) should call 787-672-2152.
The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. The ship was designed and built by John Patrick Sarsfield, of Pittsburgh, who was killed in Brazil while building it.
The Pinta was recently completed in Brazil to accompany the Nina.
The ships tour together as a sailing museum to teach the public about the caravel, the ships used by explorers in the 15th century.neigh_city