Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1492 Floating History

I remember the first time I saw her, majestic sails raised, the crew actively navigating the winding river, as we watched with friends from the banks of the Arkansas River.  It was hard to believe, but those ships started it all.  My oldest two were probably in 2nd and third grade - ions ago it seems, but their excitement was genuine. 

Okay, I don't mean those EXACT ships, because these were "the most Historically Accurate Columbus Replica Ship", and the original ships are probably host to some coral reef in the Caribbean.   These were built in Brzail and were built using only adzes (carving hatchets, axes, hand saws, and chisels.  They are pretty impressive!  

We went with our local home school association and though it seemed our time was too short to really explore as much as we wanted to, but we learned so much. 

The Nina
The Pinta

Exploring history
The Nina

 If you want to know more about The Nina and the Pinta, head over to The Columbus Foundation and discover two Columbus replica ships bringing history to life.

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