A Glimpse of the Past Sailed into Desmond Landing Last Night

The Pinta sailing past the Maritime Center

Replicas of Columbus’ ships, the Nina and the Pinta, sailed into Desmond Landing late last night.  On their way to Port Sanilac, these tall ships pulled into port at Desmond Landing for a rest on their journey.  These impressive replicas will be spending the weekend in Port Sanilac as floating museums and will be open to the public everyday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.  There is a fee to tour these ships and guided tours are available upon request.  Seeing these unique ships was quite a treat as they are one of a kinds on the Great Lakes.  After spending our lives around the sights and sizes of modern seafaring vessels, one look at these tiny ships and you think they made the Nina and the Pinta as scaled down versions of the originals.  That is not the case.  These are truly the most accurate replicas of ships of that era ever built.  It gives one greater respect and admiration for the men and women who risked their very lives to cross the vast Atlantic Ocean to begin the New World we now call home.  

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