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Columbus Ship Pinta (Dec 23-Jan 2)

The Sanger Ship’s Pinta, a replica of one of the Portuguese caravel sailing ships used in Christopher Columbus’ voyage across the Atlantic, will be docked at Brooks Bridge Marina.

The 85-foot-long by 24-foot-wide ship was made in Brazil and took three years to construct. It’s made of Brazilian cherry hardwood, using the same techniques that Portuguese shipwrights used to construct the original craft. Completed in 2005, the ship weighs about 100 tons and has about a 7-foot draft.

The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492.  Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles.  That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission.  We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere.

Location:

Brooks Bridge Marina
1198 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548