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Replicas of Columbus' ships heading departing Capital Region

Replicas of Christopher Columbus’s ships, the Nina and the Pinta have arrived at the Albany Yacht Club in Rensselaer.

RENSSELAER, NY (WRGB) Two Columbus replica ships, the Nina and Pinta, are heading out of the Capital Region Monday morning.

They’ve been at the Albany Yacht Club in Rensselaer all weekend.

When they leave the Albany Yacht Club, they’re headed to Oswego, where the schedule says they’ll be open to the public there July 21st through the 23rd.

According to the Columbus Foundation, which is running these ships as a floating museum, the Nina is the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built.

The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492.

The Pinta was recently built in Brazil.

On their way to Otsego, CBS6 News is told they are scheduled to at Erie Canal Lock E-8, which is just outside Scotia.

This may limit docking availability for other vessels.

More information on the Columbus Foundation. http://thenina.com/

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