Sailing into the past: Columbus ships visit Hudson

10:28 PM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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HUDSON, Wis. -  Visitors will be able to turn the clocks back hundreds of years this weekend by taking in a bit of floating history in Hudson.

Accurate replicas of the Nina and Pinta sailed up the St. Croix Thursday, docking at the Hudson City Docks for a nearly two week visit. They will open for public tours on Friday, June 28.

The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools, and is considered to be the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.

The 'Pinta' was built in Brazil and is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space shuttle of the fifteenth century.

Visitors are invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard self-guided tour. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens and $6.00 for students between 5 and 16. Children 4 and under are Free.

The ships will be open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations are necessary.

For additional information, visit the ships' website.

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