In fourteen hundred, ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue…
In July the Nina, a replica of one of the three ships that made that historic voyage to America will visit Duluth, Minnesota. It is scheduled to arrive and sail under Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge and into Duluth’s harbor on July 11, 2007. It will be docked at the Lakehead Boat Basin at 1000 Minnesota Avenue and the ship will be open to tours from July 12 through July 19, 2007.
The Nina was built entirely by hand in Brazil by the British Virgin Islands-based Columbus Foundation and has toured as a sailing museum since 1992. It is a caravel, a Portuguese ship type used by Columbus and many early explorers.
The ship will be open for tours daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The prices for a self-guided tour are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for students and free for children under 5.
For more information on the Nina, go to www.thenina.com/index.html. Make plans to visit Duluth and stay at The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek, a luxury bed and breakfast located in the historic east-end neighborhood and adjoining Oregon Creek as it flows to Lake Superior. www.firelightinn.com >