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