Replicas of Columbus’ Ships Heading Up New York River

A larger scale replica of the Pinta is moored in 2012 on the north shore of the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh near the replica of the Nina. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus’ ships are sailing up the Hudson River and will be open to public tours this month.

The Nina and Pinta docked Thursday at Newburgh and will be open to tours Friday through Tuesday before setting sail early Wednesday. The ships will be at Albany Yacht Club July 14-16 and at Oswego July 21-23.

The 65-foot, hand-built Nina is a replica of the ship Columbus sailed across the Atlantic in 1492. The 85-foot Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina. The organization doesn’t have a replica of Columbus’s third ship, the Santa Maria.

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