Columbus ships, the Nina and the Pinta, to land in Orange Beach
This program covers this (these) Girl Scout Outcome(s):
Sense of Self – Girls have the confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.
Positive Values – Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.
The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Orange Beach on Friday, February 15th. The ships will be docked at The Wharf, 23101 Canal Road, until their departure early Monday morning, February 25.
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” In 2005, the ‘Pinta’, also a caravel, was launched in Brazil and was the first ship to sight land in the New World. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘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. Before him, the Old World and the New remained separate and distinct continents and ever since their fates have been bound together for better or for worse.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour.
Admission charges: Adults $8.50 Seniors $7.50 Students (5 yr -16 yr) $6.50 Children 4 and under
The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Girl Scout troops wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1-787-672-2152 or email.
Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum.
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