'Columbus' ship Pinta docks in Fort Walton Beach for week

Dec 24, 2022 885

BY: Devon Ravine

A little bit of living history will be on display in Fort Walton Beach now through Jan. 2. The Sanger Ship’s Pinta, a replica of one of the Portuguese caravel sailing ships used in Christopher Columbus’ voyage across the Atlantic, is currently docked at Brooks Bridge Marina.

The 85-foot-long by 24-foot-wide ship was made in Brazil and took three years to construct. It's made of Brazilian cherry hardwood, using the same techniques that Portuguese shipwrights used to construct the original craft. Completed in 2005, the ship weighs about 100 tons and has about a 7-foot draft.

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SOURCE: https://www.nwfdailynews.com

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