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Texas replica of Columbus ship sinks after Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The last of three replica ships built by Spain to honor explorer Christopher Columbus and displayed in Texas has sunk after Hurricane Harvey.

KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi reported Thursday that officials with the Columbus Sailing Association, which owns the Nina (NEEN’-yuh), believe it’s fixable. A GoFundMe page has been established.

Harvey last month slammed the Corpus Christi area. The Nina began taking on water, with much of the ship now submerged in Corpus Christi Bay.

Spain in the 1980s built replicas of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria to mark the 500th anniversary of the explorer’s voyage. The vessels were permanently docked in Corpus Christi after a tour in the 1990s.

The Pinta and the Santa Maria, both made of pine, were demolished in 2014 after years of deterioration.


Information from: KRIS-TV, http://www.kristv.com

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