Discover the Niņa & the Pinta - Grafton, IL


Special Event
Discover the Niņa & the Pinta

Grafton, Illinois

May 24 - June 2, 2019


Location: The Loading Dock, 400 Front Street, Grafton, IL

Dates: May 24 - June 2, 2019

Times: 9 am - 6 pm each day

Description: The Niņa is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niņa has a different mission. Archaeology magazine has called the Nina, the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built and it is a floating museum that visits ports all over the Western Hemisphere. Joining the Niņa is the Pinta. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 foot air conditioned main cabin down below with seating.

While in the port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard self-guided tour.


For more information call 618-786-3494
  or visit the
Niņa and Pinta's website

Directions and Map:


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