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July 27, 2017

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Oliver Hazard Perry, Replicas of The Niña and Pinta Open For Tours at Fort Adams This Weekend


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In 2017, Fort Adams State Park is where The Niña, the Pinta and the Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry can be seen.

At least for this one weekend, the Tall Ship and replicas of Columbus’ ships can all be found docked at Fort Adams State Park.

If you still have the time and energy after touring the three ships, a reminder that Fort Adams offers tours of the Fort and its tunnels on the hour from 10 am to 4 pm daily.

Oliver Hazard Perry 

The 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, will be open to the public for tours at Fort Adams on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tours are free on both days.

Perry, which completed trips to Cuba and Bermuda this summer before resuming programming in her homeport of Newport and participating in Boston’s recent Tall Ship event, is the first ocean-going full-rigged Tall Ship to be built in America in over 100 years. She is not a replica but a modern, steel-hulled vessel purpose-built for training and education to the highest modern safety standards (accommodating 49 people overnight, including 17 professional crew).

Tour replicas of The Niña and Pinta

Replicas of Christoper Columbus’ The Niña and Pinta have been docked at Fort Adams State Park since June 16th and are open for tours from 9 am to 6 pm daily.

The Columbus Foundation has sailed the two vessels from Florida to Newport as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’.

The Niña is a 65-foot replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission. The Nina is an exact replica of the original, she is regarded as the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built.

Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. At 85 feet long, she is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 ft air conditioned main cabin down below with seating. The Pinta was built 15 feet longer and 8 feet wider than the original, so she can accommodate more people, and be used for dockside charters/events.

General admission tours are $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors (age 60+), $6.00 for children age 5-16 and age 4 and under are free.

The Niña is a 65-foot replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492. Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles. That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission. The Nina is an exact replica of the original, she is regarded as the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built.

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