East bay residents enjoy Columbus ships

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BRISTOL—Hundreds snapped photos and toured the Christopher Columbus vessels, Nina and Pinta, that were docked at the Herreshoff Marine Museum over the weekend. The ships are exact replicas of the of the original Nina and Pinta that Christopher Columbus used during his voyages across the Atlantic Ocean to America in 1492.  On Monday the ships left Bristol harbor to sail North to Maine.

“We want to educate people on the caravel (a Portuguese style of ship favored by many sailors and explorers),” Captain Sanger said. “We talk about the ships today, where we travel, Columbus’ voyages and what happened during the voyages.”

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