Monday, September 21, 2015

The Nina & Pinta Sailed To My City

Discover Columbus' Ships
The Nina and Pinta were Caravels which were used by explorers during the Age of Discovery.
They discovered my Nati City last week!
The Nina has visited over 300 ports in the U.S.  She is the only sailing museum which is continually discovering new ports while giving the public the opportunity to visit one of the greatest little ships in the world's history.
There they are!
Two replica ships of those that sailed with Columbus.
Nina the first truly historically correct replica of a 15th Century Caravel.
Built still using design and construction techniques dating back to the 15th Century.
The ships were in
the movie released in April 2015.
The Nina was Columbus' favorite.
Named Santa Clara after the patron Saint of Moguer.  In those day they had religious names but were generally known by nicknames.
The Nina, the most historically accurate replica ever built.
Deck length - 65', Beam - 18', Draft - 7'
Tonnage - 75, Sail Area - 1919 sq ft 

A replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery of the new world beginning in 1492.  The tiny ship sailed over 25,000 miles under Columbus.
The four-legged animals were suspended in sling, below deck, as the rolling motion of the vessel would have easily broken their legs.
Humans slept out on the top deck.
The Pinta was recently built in Brazil launched in 2005 to accompany the Nina on all of her travels.
The Pinta is not an exact replica built 15 feet longer and 8 feet wider then the orginal.
 Deck length - 85', Beam - 23', Draft - 7.5'
Tonnage - 101, Sail Area - 3800 sq ft
Pets are welcome as long as they are carried and service pets are always welcome.
Isn't it great I was welcomed! 
Look the size of one of Cincinnati's tour boats is about the same size as the Nina.
 They were here all last week.
Thanks for being a  friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot
Well here is the two seconds before my Lee got knocked off the wharf  by a man walking backwards and talking to his children.   I, Sweet Wills, was running up and down the wharf trying to find a shorter distance to jump into the mighty Ohio River and save my Lee but a woman caught my leash and would not let go of me no matter how I barked.  Lee was grateful because she could not have saved us both.  The man in the canoe helped Lee back to the wharf.
Our first attempt at a video and perhaps our last.
Oh and the voices were the people behind us, one large family group.
For those who e-mailed and wondered about our on board pictures ~ well they were on a card disc that was in Lee's pocket and are now somewhere in the Ohio River.


  1. That is fantastic. We would have really like to see those ships
    Lily & Edward

  2. Ringy dingy one, Ringy dingy two...why, those ships have sailed the ocean blue...and now they are in your Nati City! That is amazing! I bet it was wonderful to see those ships and to be able to go aboard to see what people (and animals) had to endure on their trips across the waters. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
    Your friend, until the end

  3. OMD..those ships are awesome! Wonder if they'll ever come in my direction so I can see them up close.
    OH NOSE!!!! Poor Lee. Hope she's OK. Now that was quite an experience! Too bad that man didn't fall in. Hope he thanked Lee for saving him from a fall into the Mighty Ohio River!

  4. I love your city some much to see and dog friendly. Lowe's is about the only dog friendly place we have besides the pet stores. The ships look like pirate ships. I can't believe Lee got pushed off the poop deck. BOL I just wanted to say poop. I'm glad you are okay Lee. I couldn't see the video.

    Aroo to you,

  5. Always beautiful photos as usual. I really adore the place you live!

  6. Hari OM
    OMD, thank goodness it was just case of wet clothes for Lee... Good for you going into alert mode SW... but back to those ships... I love ships of all shapes and sizes and am a little jelly that you got to aboard those beauties!!! Imagine sailing into the unknown on what amounts to corks upon the ocean wide.......... [drifts off into romantic reverie...].... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Those ships get great gas mileage! When are they visiting Arizona?

    1. You know Kismet with Dodohood fast approaching and the polar ice caps melting, I am thinking you should be seeing those boats real soon.

  8. You and your Lee seem to have had an adventure within and adventure. Glad your Lee was fished out of the Ohio River and hopefully unhurt. I love looking at the tall ships but it does not seem like the ship that small could sail across the seas.
    Your friend, Bentley

  9. we have seen these down at St Augustine and they were totally awesome - glad you got to see them too

  10. Oh my goodness, Lee was knocked into the water? That is horrid. Is she OK? Please Sweet William, give her an extra hug from us. Clearly that thoughtless man did not realise how precious she is to so many of us.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).
    PS The replica boats are amazing. But SW, I bet you were pleased no-one tried to suspend you in a sling and sail across the ocean when you were carried on board.

  11. OH MY! Hope that man felt bad and that Lee is OK. Must have been terrifying for you both.
    We would love to see those ships, they would have to come up the Snake River BOL!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. What beautiful majestic ships with so much history but poor Lee! Thank doG she's okay!

  13. Cannot imagine heading off across the ocean in one of those.....much less in uncharted territory.

  14. Yikes!! We are glad that there were kind people to hold your leash and help Lee out of the water! What an adventure...

    Edgar and his mum

  15. Even I don't think I'd wanna be knocked in da water, and I luvs swimmin. Poor Lee.

    Dose ships look pawsome though.

  16. Thanks fur sharin' yer ship photos-- they is pawsum!!

    Some doofus knocked Lee into da river?? Whut da woof?? I's afraid if it had been my Momma dey woulda heard whut "cussin' like a sailor" sounds like!

    Hope Lee is okay... and dat doofus learns to be more careful!

  17. William that was great to see this ships... isn't that amazing that they crossed the big pond with such small ships? without engines just with the power of the wind?
    I'm so sorry that this man acted so unmindful and knocked your Lee from the wharf... I hope efurrything is ok with her... and hugs to that woman who got your leash, your Lee is right it's not easy to rescue a mom and a dog the same time... I keep my eyes peeled when I visit the beach, in case I'll find your card I send it back to you :o)

  18. How cool that you got to see those ships. We are sorry to hear Lee ended up in the drink due to some careless humans, but we are happy that you were kept safe by a quick thinking lady.

  19. Oh my gracious Sw. William I'm so sorry Lee was knocked in to the Ohio. My word she must have been scared and you must have been frantic. thank goodness someone grabbed your leash...'cause we know lee was worried you'd come after her.
    Hugs madi and mom

  20. Sweet William I am so sorry that Lee got knocked off like that. You were so brave to try to save her and I am glad you are both ok. The ships are beautiful.

    Ziggy Out!!

  21. Oh, My dogness!! Those ships are lovely and a wonder, even.
    But to not pay attention to others is well, not so thoughtfur. sheesh, how you must have been worried, SW. Good thing your barks got the lady to help while Lee was rescued. I hope no Ohio River water was swallowed, BOL!!