The last of Corpus Christi’s Columbus replica ships has sunk. In 1992, the quincentenary of Columbus’ first voyage, replicas of his ships; the Niña, Pinta 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.