Columbus replicas sail the Thames River

The M/V John H. ferry passes the Nina, a replica of one of Christopher Columbus' ships, preparing to make her way up the Thames River Thursday, June, 2, 2011. The Nina, and another replica, The Pinta, are enroute to Norwich where they will be docked at the Marina at American Wharf until their departure early Thursday morning June 9th.
The M/V John H. ferry passes the Nina, a replica of one of Christopher Columbus' ships, preparing to make her way up the Thames River Thursday, June, 2, 2011. The Nina, and another replica, The Pinta, are enroute to Norwich where they will be docked at the Marina at American Wharf until their departure early Thursday morning June 9th.

Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pinta arrive today and will be open to the public beginning tomorrow through Wednesday in Norwich. The Nina is a hand built, exact size replica owned by the Columbus Foundation educational group. The Pinta was also built with no power tools and is slightly larger than Columbus' original ship. The ships will be docked at the Marina at American Wharf. The admission price is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. Children 4 and under are free. More information is available at www.thenina.com.

Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina, right, and the Pinta, make their way up the Thames River Thursday, June, 2, 2011 en-route to Norwich where they will be docked at the Marina at American Wharf until their departure early Thursday morning June 9th. The ships open to the general public on Friday June 3rd. The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools and considered to be the most historically correct Columbus Replica ever built. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel.
Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina, right, and the Pinta, make their way up the Thames River Thursday, June, 2, 2011 en-route to Norwich where they will be docked at the Marina at American Wharf until their departure early Thursday morning June 9th. The ships open to the general public on Friday June 3rd. The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools and considered to be the most historically correct Columbus Replica ever built. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel.

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