Saturday, October 20, 2007

Columbus' Ship to Dock in Memphis

Posted on Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Okay, okay, so we know Columbus is, like, dead or whatever. And his ship Nina is probably long gone. But a replica of the famed vessel is set to visit Memphis from November 2nd through the 12th.

The faux Nina, which was used in the film 1492 starring Gerard Depardieu, was built completely by hand without the use of power tools in 1988. Archaeology Magazine called it the "most historically correct Columbus replica ever built."

The ship's been touring the country since 1992 as a sailing museum. While in Memphis, the Nina will be open to the general public for self-guided tour every day of the week.

For more information, go here.

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