Replicas of Columbus' ships docked


Accurate replicas of 15th century Caravel ships used by Christopher Columbus on his Voyage of Discovery to America in 1492 are docked at Lady Luck Marina at Marquette's riverfront June 19-25. The ships are open to the public for tours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily; there is an admission fee. The fully-operational vessels were built by hand in Brazil. Light, fast and maneuverable, Caravel ships were the space shuttles of their time. The ships are owned and operated by the Columbus Foundation of the British Virgin Islands. (Photo by Trudy Balcom)
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