Monday, November 11, 2013

A Trip to See Columbus' Ships

Several weeks ago we had the opportunity to see replicas of two of Columbus' ships - the Nina and the Pinta. These ships are actual size and the public area is furnished the same way it was when Columbus sailed. With all the tour group members aboard it was easy to imagine how crowded it was people and supplies when the original boats sailed. 

To learn more about each of the ships and to see if the ships will be in your area, check out







During the tour my children were asked to help demonstrate the use of the windlass. This is a device which was used to raise and lower the ship in shallow water. While they only operated it a few turns, my children discovered this was not an easy way to move a ship.

No comments:

Post a Comment