Columbus, Ohio: Santa Maria Replica Ship (Gone)

Built for $1.5 million as part of the city's Christopher Columbus Quincentennial Jubilee in 1991. 90 feet long, it sailed the Scioto River. Closed as an attraction in 2011. The ship now lays dismantled in a city storage lot.
Currently in pieces in a city storage lot.
Dismantled, in storage.

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Santa Maria Replica Ship

Closed until 2016 while the city rebuilds the park around it.

[Dan, 05/26/2014]
Santa Maria Replica Ship

You can't actually take a ride in it. It is moored but is rotated 180 degrees at least once a year to weather it.

[Tom Jasiewicz, 10/20/2011]
Santa Maria Replica Ship

The Santa Maria floats in the Scioto River near the Giant Gavel in Downtown Columbus. It is open for tours and departs periodically throughout the day. It is the world's most authentic, museum-quality replica of Christopher Columbus' flagship!

[Meissa, 08/04/2009]

The 103-ton boat cost $1.5 million -- the highlight of the city's 1992 celebration of the 500th anniversary of its namesake's discovery of America. It was built in Albany, New York, from original plans, then it was cut in half with a chainsaw and trucked to Columbus, where it was put back together.

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