Monday, July 18, 2005

Replica Of Columbus Ship To Sail The Mississippi River

Columbus never sailed up the Mississippi River, but a replica of his favorite ship will this week. A handmade replica of the "Nina'' will start a five-day visit at Levee Park in Winona on Thursday. It was built without the use of power tools in Brazil and has been touring since 1992 as a ``sailing museum.'' The ship and its four-person crew began the current tour up the Mississippi by departing Mobile, Alabama, on May 25. Winona is the first port of call in Minnesota on the summer tour, which will include the upper Mississippi and the Ohio rivers.

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