PRLog - Jan. 29, 2013 - Experience history firsthand when replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships Nina and Pinta dock at Tin City from March 5th through the 18th. While in port, the general public is invited to tour the ships.
Nina and Pinta Replicas
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools, and was called by Archaeology magazine “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The craftsmanship and the details in the rigging make it a truly fascinating visit back to the Age of Discovery. The ‘Nina’ was used in the production of the film ‘1492’ starring Gerard Depardieu and directed by Ridley Scott.
General admissions are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 60+), $6 for children ages 5-16 and children 4 and under are free. The ships are open daily while in port from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Groups of 15 or more are invited to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crewmember on any weekday. Group tours can be arranged by calling (787) 672-2152.
Pure Naples is the docking sponsor for the third year. For additional ‘Nina’ and ‘Pinta’ at Tin City information, please visit http://www.thenina.com.
The forces behind getting these monumental ships to Naples, specifically Tin City, Captains Lance and Harry Julian of Pure Naples have worked closely with the Freedom Waters Foundation (FWF). The Foundation will be volunteering to man the operations of the ships for the duration of their dockage.
ABOUT FREEDOM WATERS FOUNDATION
Freedom Waters Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance lives by providing boating opportunities and marine related activities for people with disabilities, life threatening illnesses, youth at risk and others with special needs. The various programs developed by Freedom Waters help accomplish this mission and include adaptive sailing and fishing, Weller Days (named after co-founder, John Weller, 4 time cancer survivor and yacht broker) yacht outings, and special events. For more information, please visit http://www.freedomwatersfoundation.org.
ABOUT PURE NAPLES
Founded in 2009 by Captains Lance and Harry Julian, a father and son team, Pure Naples summarizes five generations of maritime connections. Pure Naples is centrally located at the corner of 12th Street S. and 6th Avenue S. in the water adventure center of Naples, at Tin City, in the heart of Downtown Naples, directly off of US 41. For more information on booking your next cruise, fishing trip or water adventure, contact Pure Naples at (239) 263-4949 or visit http://www.purenaples.com.