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Columbus’ ships

In August we found out that 2 replicas of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World were nearby in Lake Michigan.  So, off for a field trip!  It was neat that we went as a family and also met our church family there.  We had a pretty good tour guide, a man who actually sails with the ships around the U.S.  I learned quite a bit about ships.  It was great timing, too, since we are starting our study of Columbus and the other explorers this month.

Here are some pictures of the Nina and the Pinta:

Pulling the anchor up.

Old-fashioned navigational techniques.

The rudder

Here is the website.  See if they’ll be sailing near you!

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