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Replica Nina and Pinta ships set to dock in North Tonawanda

Two replica ships from Christopher Columbus’ fleet are en route to North Tonawanda, where tours will be offered Thursday through Tuesday.

The ships are sailing in from Rochester, their most recent stop during their approximately 10-month annual tour around the United States, and will travel through the Welland Canal to reach North Tonawanda.

The Nina, a floating museum said to be the most historically accurate Columbus replica ever built, and the Pinta, which is larger than the original, will dock along Tonawanda Island. Columbus sailed the Nina on three voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, beginning in 1492, to explore the new world.

Tours will be offered between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. The cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors – age 60 and older and $6 for children ages 5 to 16. Children age 4 and younger admitted for free.

The tours are sponsored by The Columbus Foundation.