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Nina and Pinta dock in Naples

See larger The Pinta, a double-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff

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The Pinta, a double-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • The crew of the Nina, a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship, pull up the sails as they arrive to Naples on Wednesday. The Nina and the Pinta will open for tours Thursday and will be docked at Tin City until their departure early Tuesday, April 6th. The Nina is replicated to the exact size of Columbus' ship and made completely by hand without power tools. The Pinta replica is double the size of the original. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • The Nina, a full-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Pinta, a double-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Pinta, a double-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Nina, a full-size replica of the one Columbus' crew sailed in approaches Naples from the North in the Gulf on March 31, 2010. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta were headed to dock at Tin City in Naples on Wednesday for a couple days as part of an enhanced sailing museum. Starting April 1, the public can take self-guided tours of the ships, $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children. Children under 4 years old are admitted for free. The boats sailed from St. Petersburg, and will depart for Fort Myers on Tuesday, April 6th. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The Nina, from left, and the Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, pass the Naples Pier three miles off shore Wednesday. The ships will open for tours Thursday and will be docked at Tin City until their departure early Tuesday, April 6th. The Nina is replicated to the exact size of Columbus' ship and made completely by hand without power tools. The Pinta replica is double the size of the original. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • The Nina, from left, and the Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, arrive at Gordon Pass in Naples on Wednesday. The ships will be open for tours Thursday and will be docked at Tin City until their departure early Tuesday, April 6th. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Jessica Vince, 16, watches from Gordon Pass as the Pinta, a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship, arrives to Naples on Wednesday. The Pinta and the Nina will open for tours Thursday and will be docked at Tin City until their departure early Tuesday, April 6th. The Nina is replicated to the exact size of Columbus' ship and made completely by hand without power tools. The Pinta replica is double the size of the original. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Spectators wait at Gordon Pass to watch the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, arrive to Naples on Wednesday. The ships will open for tours Thursday and will be docked at Tin City until their departure early Tuesday, April 6th. The Nina is replicated to the exact size of Columbus' ship and made completely by hand without power tools. The Pinta replica is double the size of the original. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Isabella Gentile, 6, points to the sails of the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, after they arrive to Tin City in Naples on Wednesday. The ships will open for tours Thursday and will be docked at Tin City until their departure early Tuesday, April 6th. Lexey Swall/Staff

The Nina and the Pinta, replicas of Christopher Columbus' famed ships, made their way to Naples on Wednesday. The Columbus Foundation, based in the British Virgin Islands, created the two vessels to tour together as a 'sailing museum.' The Nina was created entirely by hand without the use of power tools and is an exact replica of the original. The Pinta was later created in Brazil at double the original size.

They are docked at Tin City in Naples until Tuesday, April 6th when they will depart for Fort Myers. The public is invited to walk aboard for self-guided tours between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning Thursday. Cost of admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children. Children 4 and under are admitted free.

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