Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina and the Pinta, dropped anchor at the Michigan City marina for the week.
MICHIGAN CITY | The Pinta and Nina, replicas of Columbus' ships will open Aug. 3 in Michigan City. The ships will be docked at the Michigan City Port Authority, 200 Heisman Harbor Road, until their departure early morning Aug. 10.
A replica of the Nina ship piloted by Christopher Columbus flies its flag Thursday in the Hammond marina.
Brad Johnson, of Detroit, a senior deck hand, prepares to dock the Nina, a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship, at the Hammond Marina two years ago. The Nina and Pinta replicas will be open for tours Aug. 3 at the Michigan City Port Authority.
The Pinta, shown here, and the Nina, arrive at the Hammond Marina on Thursday. They are replicas of two of the three ships that Christopher Columbus guided to America in 1492. The public can tour the ships this weekend.
Matthew Colombo, of Rochester, N.Y., left, and Len Clark, of Portage, grab some tires Thursday as they dock replicas of Christopher Columbus' Nina and the Pinta at the Hammond Marina.
Sarah Rogers, of Fort Wayne, works on her hair in the crew quarters aboard a replica of Christopher Columbus' Nina. This ship, along with a replica of the Pinta, are docked in the Hammond Marina. They are open to the public this weekend.
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