Pinta will return to Biloxi January 29th

Later this month, families on the Coast will have the chance to step back in time and explore a piece of nautical history.

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum announced today that the Pinta will dock at the Biloxi Schooner Pier for tours beginning January 29th and running through February 16th.

The Pinta is an exact replica of one of Christopher Columbus’ famous ships and was here last year along with its sister ship the Nina.

Museum officials say the ship’s presence gives people a chance to learn history first hand and fits with the Coast’s legacy of discovery. Corey Christy with the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum said, “So obviously we’re all dedicated to the maritime history and when you go out to see the Pinta, you’ll see our two schooners which are replicas of the schooners that sailed through Biloxi in our heyday as the seafood capital of the world.”

Admission charges for the self-guided tours will be $6.50 for adults and $5 for students.

However, children four and under will get in free. For more information you can visit the museum’s website.

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