Nina and Pinta replicas Mobile Alabama http://apr.org en Replicas of Columbus Ships on Alabama's Gulf Coast http://apr.org/post/replicas-columbus-ships-alabamas-gulf-coast <p>Replicas of two of the ships used by Christopher Columbus to explore the new world in the late 15th century are on Alabama's Gulf Coast.</p><div><p>Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/XnIy5B) that the replicas of the Nina and Pinta are open for tours through Sunday.</p><p>The ships had their beginnings in 1986, when the Columbus Foundation formed in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to build the vessels that Columbus used on his first voyage, the Santa Maria, Nina and Pinta.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:59:10 +0000 The Associated Press 24525 at http://apr.org Replicas of Columbus Ships on Alabama's Gulf Coast