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Buffalo Welcomes The Niña and Pinta

The Niña and Pinta have arrived to the Erie Basin Marina. Visitors are welcome to explore the two replica ships over the weekend.

The Niña was built by hand, using no power tools. As far as caravels go, the ship is considered to be the closest replica ever built. Pinta was built in Brazil, and is a bit larger than the the original. Columbus sailed the original ship an incredible 25,000 miles.

Both Columbus ships (floating museums) are currently docked at the Erie Basin Marina (329 Erie Street), and may be boarded for a donation fee of $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and $6.00 for students (5 – 16). Children 4 and under are Free. The ships will remain in Buffalo until Wednesday morning. Tour schedule is daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Niña | Deck length – 65′, Beam – 18′, Draft – 7′ | Tonnage – 75, Sail Area – 1919 sq ft

Pinta | Deck length – 85′, Beam – 23′, Draft – 7.5′ | Tonnage – 101, Sail Area – 3800 sq ft

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Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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