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Replicas of Columbus ships heading to Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' ships will be on display this week in Richmond.

Reproductions of the Pinta and the Nina are expected to arrive along the James River on Wednesday. They'll be docked at Rocketts Landing until departing on May 11.

While in port, the public is invited to tour the ships. Admission prices are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students ages 5 to 16. Children 4 and under can enter for free.

The Nina replica was built by hand without the use of power tools. The Pinta replica was built in Brazil and is larger than the original.

The Pinta and the Nina were part of Columbus' fleet when he sailed to the West Indies in 1492.

Online: 

www.ninapinta.org

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