Pinta cruises in Huntsville’s Ditto Landing on Friday


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A wooden museum ship docks at a marina in northern Alabama on Friday.

The Pinta, a replica of the ship that sailed as part of Christopher Columbus’ voyage, will be docked in Rocket City – at Ditto Landing (293 Ditto Landing Road SE, Huntsville) on Friday, July 16.

Historically, the Pinta was the first ship to spot the “New World” on October 12, 1492.

The replica of the ship was launched in Brazil in 2005, and has traveled the world as a sailing museum ever since, educating schoolchildren and the public on the Caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columba and other early explorers to discover the American continent, then known as the “New World”.

Once in port, the public can tour the ship for a self-guided walking tour. Admission is $ 6.50 for adults, $ 6 for those aged 60 and over, and $ 5.50 for students aged 5 to 16. Children 4 and under are free and no reservations are necessary for self-guided tours.

Groups wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call (850) 686-3612 or visit the museum website and click on “take a tour”.

Groups must include at least 15 people for a special rate of $ 4.50 per person. There is no maximum on the size of groups.

The Pinta will remain docked at Ditto Landing until Monday, July 26, when she sets sail for Guntersville Lake and Guntersville City Harbor.


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