Tall Ship - Nina

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The tall ship Nina is seen in this photograph while she was sailing upbound in the Welland Canal during the morning hours of a day in June of 1993.

In 1986, the Columbus Foundation was formed in the British Virgin Islands to raise money to build the three ships that Christopher Columbus used in his search for the New World. There were no authentic pictures of the Pinta, Niņa or the Santa Maria, and all of the so-called models, replicas, or reproductions that had been built in the past merely represented what some artist, architect, archaeologist or model ship builder thought what they ought to have looked like. The next two years were spent in research. The Niņa, like the Pinta, was a caravel, which was a common trading vessel in use during the Age of Discovery

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Posted: June 30, 2001       Last Revised: June 30, 2001
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