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Tour Historically Accurate Replicas Of The Niña And The Pinta

Docked along Station Square in the Monogahela River sit two old-world style ships named the Niña and the Pinta.  They’re replicas of the original vessels sailed by Christopher Columbus during the Age of Exploration.  The Pinta joined the Niña about six years ago touring around the country, providing visitors a realistic experience of what life may have been life sailing in the 15th century.  First Mate Michael Sprague helps us recognize Columbus Day with a tour of the historic ships.

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