Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pinta Visit St. Michaels - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pinta Visit St. Michaels

Updated:
ST. MICHAELS, Md.- There are two ships flying the Spanish flag in St. Michaels.  They aren't here to explore this time though, the Nina and the Pinta are here to educate.  Pete Lesher is the chief curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, which is hosting the ships through the week.

"The Pinta is a little bit larger than historical size, but the Nina is as close as they could come to recreation with historical records." said Lesher, going on to say that no blueprints existed for either ship.

Both the Nina and the Pinta offer a glimpse into the life aboard these small ships that made the months long journey to the New World.  To give you an idea of size, the Nina is only 65-feet=long and it's a far cry from the ships of today.  No steering wheel, instead; you just have a tiller to move the rudder.

On board, crew members give lessons about Columbus' voyage, and the age of exploration.  While the students and adults aboard are excited to get a first hand look at history, the crew, like first mate Vic Bickle, are excited about a new discovery.

"On the first voyage, only the Nina and Pinta returned.  The Santa Maria ran aground off of Hispaniola, which is now Haiti.  And now, as we were discussing earlier, there's a very good chance the wreck of the Santa Maria has been found." said Bickle.

A discovery which he says will help connect the dots of history.

Click here for more information on the potential discovery of the Santa Maria.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Lawmakers Want to Make Delaware State Song Gender Neutral

    Lawmakers Want to Make Delaware State Song Gender Neutral

    Apr 25, 2018 4:37 AM2018-04-25 08:37:00 GMT
    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:37 AM EDT2018-04-25 08:37:52 GMT
    Lawmakers are eyeing a proposal to make Delaware's official state song gender neutral.More
    Lawmakers are eyeing a proposal to make Delaware's official state song gender neutral.More
  • Millville Considers Prohibiting Firearm Discharge in Town Limits

    Millville Considers Prohibiting Firearm Discharge in Town Limits

    Apr 24, 2018 11:34 PM2018-04-25 03:34:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:34:53 GMT
    MILLVILLE, Del.- A proposed ordinance in Millville would outlaw the discharge of many firearms within town limits. The restriction would not apply to law enforcement officers on duty or those acting in self defense. The town says the ordinance was inspireMore
    MILLVILLE, Del.- A proposed ordinance in Millville would outlaw the discharge of many firearms within town limits. The restriction would not apply to law enforcement officers on duty or those acting in self defense. The town says the ordinance was inspireMore
  • Hundreds March in Seaford Demanding "Justice for Germani"

    Hundreds March in Seaford Demanding "Justice for Germani"

    Apr 24, 2018 11:09 PM2018-04-25 03:09:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:20:40 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del.- Just weeks after nine-year-old Germani Truitt-Handy was killed during a hit and run accident, her family and friends marched the streets of Seaford demanding justice. Delaware State Police say 21 year old Dwyane McConnell of Seaford was theMore
    SEAFORD, Del.- Just weeks after nine-year-old Germani Truitt-Handy was killed during a hit and run accident, her family and friends marched the streets of Seaford demanding justice. Delaware State Police say 21 year old Dwyane McConnell of Seaford was theMore
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Hundreds March in Seaford Demanding "Justice for Germani"

    Hundreds March in Seaford Demanding "Justice for Germani"

    Apr 24, 2018 11:09 PM2018-04-25 03:09:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:20:40 GMT
    SEAFORD, Del.- Just weeks after nine-year-old Germani Truitt-Handy was killed during a hit and run accident, her family and friends marched the streets of Seaford demanding justice. Delaware State Police say 21 year old Dwyane McConnell of Seaford was theMore
    SEAFORD, Del.- Just weeks after nine-year-old Germani Truitt-Handy was killed during a hit and run accident, her family and friends marched the streets of Seaford demanding justice. Delaware State Police say 21 year old Dwyane McConnell of Seaford was theMore
  • Two Arrested For Copper Wire Thefts in Delaware

    Two Arrested For Copper Wire Thefts in Delaware

    Apr 24, 2018 7:19 PM2018-04-24 23:19:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:24:44 GMT
    Taylor Provanchie (left) and Thomas Bradley, both of Harrington. Taylor Provanchie (left) and Thomas Bradley, both of Harrington.
    Taylor Provanchie (left) and Thomas Bradley, both of Harrington.Taylor Provanchie (left) and Thomas Bradley, both of Harrington.
    Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with multiple thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested two people in connection with multiple thefts of copper wire from commercial irrigation systems. More
  • Milford Police: Man Charged in Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

    Milford Police: Man Charged in Deadly Drunk Driving Crash

    Apr 24, 2018 1:40 PM2018-04-24 17:40:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:40:15 GMT
    A 30-year-old Harrington man is facing vehicular homicide, DUI and related charges in connection with an early Tuesday morning crash in Milford that left one person dead and another injured.More
    A 30-year-old Harrington man is facing vehicular homicide, DUI and related charges in connection with an early Tuesday morning crash in Milford that left one person dead and another injured.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices