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Columbus ships Pinta and Niña arrive in Bristol

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By Alana Cerrone

Full-scale replicas of the famous ships Christopher Columbus brought to America have docked in Bristol.

They’re traveling museums, filled with information on the historic voyage that first brought European settlers to the country.

The Niña, built completely by hand, is considered the most historically accurate replica ever constructed.

And the Pinta is slightly larger than its inspiration.

Stephen Sanger, skipper of the Niña, says, “When you step on board it feels like you're stepping back in time, you know, stepping back into the 1400's. You can get a little glimpse of what life was like back over 500 years ago.”

The ships will be docked at the Herreshoff Marine Museum and open to the public all weekend, beginning Friday. 

Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5-16 years old. Children 4 and under are free. 

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