2014-07-11 / Front Page

Columbus ‘Day’



Crewmember Andrea Bursott of Minneapolis, Minnesota, hauls a bowline from the Pinta (left) to its proper cleat during docking operations at South Port Marine Wednesday afternoon. The 85-foot, 101-ton Pinta, a replica of one of Christopher Columbus’ three ships, and her fleet mate, the Nina (above) were on a tour starting from the Gulf of Mexico, north to the St. Lawrence Seaway, through the Great Lakes and back to the gulf via the Mississippi-Missouri river system. The Nina was built without the help of power tools and is considered the most historically accurate Columbus replica ever made. (Kevin A. Byron photos) Crewmember Andrea Bursott of Minneapolis, Minnesota, hauls a bowline from the Pinta (left) to its proper cleat during docking operations at South Port Marine Wednesday afternoon. The 85-foot, 101-ton Pinta, a replica of one of Christopher Columbus’ three ships, and her fleet mate, the Nina (above) were on a tour starting from the Gulf of Mexico, north to the St. Lawrence Seaway, through the Great Lakes and back to the gulf via the Mississippi-Missouri river system. The Nina was built without the help of power tools and is considered the most historically accurate Columbus replica ever made. (Kevin A. Byron photos)

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