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Replicas of Nina, Pinta sail into Chattanooga; visitng Knoxville next

12:53 PM, Oct 15, 2010   |    comments
Courtesy: The Columbus Foundation
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Replicas of two of the ships that explorer Christopher Columbus sailed to discover the Western Hemisphere are docked in Chattanooga.

The Nina and the Pinta sailed up the Tennessee River on Thursday as a crowd along the riverfront watched.

Eight-year-old Hunter Landreth told the Chattanooga Times Free Press they "sort of look like pirate ships" and he really likes pirates.

The ships are open for paid tours Friday through Nov. 2.

They will then sail upstream to Knoxville.  Tours in Knoxville begin November 5.

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