Corpus Christi’s Replica of Columbus’ Niña Sunk by Hurricane Harvey

The last of Corpus Christi’s Columbus replica ships has sunk. In 1992, the quincentenary of Columbus’ first voyage, replicas of his ships; the NiñaPinta and the Santa Maria; arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas after sailing from Spain and touring the US East Coast. The ships were donated to the city. The Santa Maria and the Pinta were broken up in 2014. The Niña remained afloat at a dock behind behind Joe’s Crab Shack. Or at least she was afloat until Hurricane Harvey came calling, when the Niña began taking on water and sank.  Click here for more photos

Corpus Christi’s Niña is not the only replica of the ship now sailing. The Michigan Maritime Museum in South Haven, MI will be hosting The Columbus Society‘s replica Niña and Pinta over the Labor Day Weekend. Click here to learn more. Thanks to Robert Kennedy for contributing to this post.

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2 Responses to Corpus Christi’s Replica of Columbus’ Niña Sunk by Hurricane Harvey

  1. Phil says:

    Well this is strange.

    Replicas of Columbus’
    ships to visit Cape
    Girardeau
    Southeast Missourian – 22
    hours ago
    Hand-built replicas of
    Christopher Columbus’
    Pinta and Nina ships will
    dock on the Cape
    Girardeau
    http://www.semissourian.com/story/2441537.html

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