Corpus Christi, Texas: Replica Ships of Columbus (Gone)Full-size exact replicas of the Pinta and Santa Maria ships of Christopher Columbus. Sailed to Texas in 1992. Almost immediately damaged in a barge collision, hauled up on land, and then bulldozed in 2014.
- Destroyed to make way for a splash pad fountain.
Visitor Tips and News About Replica Ships of Columbus (Gone)
The Nina, a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship is at home in the Corpus Christi Marina. It is one of three ships built in Spain to commemorate the historic 1492 voyage. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the three ships toured America ports in 1992 before coming to their permanent home in Corpus Christi in 1993.
The full size replicas of the three Columbus ships at Corpus Christi Texas, are as close as possible (from extensive document research in Spain) to the original Columbus ships.
The Pinta and Santa Maria can be seen in dry dock at the Museum for Science and History, 1900 N. Chaparral, Corpus Christi, Texas. The Nina is docked in the City Marina, in downtown Corpus Christi[G. Godding, 06/23/2010]
August 2010: The Nina is currently in dry dock, undergoing maintenance, out of public view. No word yet on when she will return.