Columbus’ replica ships Nina, Pinta transit aging Chickamauga Lock
The Pinta, a larger version of the archetypal caravel that Columbus used on his voyages to the new world and offers walk-aboard tours, exits Chickamauga Lock Oct. 20, 2013 after a 10-day visit to Chattanooga, Tenn. The Pinta and her sister ship, Nina, are navigating up the Tennessee River via the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District’s navigation locks with visits to Lenoir City and Knoxville before heading downstream for stops in Alabama and Mississippi. For additional information on these floating museums, go to

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