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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

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. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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  • greenca

    It’s amazing how small they were as ocean-going vessels.

  • Cars Are Good

    What, the Santa María too good for Buffalo?

  • Cars Are Good

    greenca To be fair, they didn’t really know how big the Ocean was at the time.

  • Rand503

    greenca Thank goodness people were smaller back then.

  • Northbuff

    Rand503 greenca What many back then lacked in height, they had in girth.

  • Cirris

    Northbuff Rand503 greenca Singing “The immigrant song” all the way to Newfoundland.

  • Wlbblw

    Hey, you don’t see too many skinny kings….