Har­vey sinks replica ves­sel built by Spain

Houston Chronicle - - CITY | STATE -

COR­PUS CHRISTI— The last of three replica ships built by Spain to honor ex­plorer Christo­pher Colum­bus and dis­played in Texas has sunk af­ter Hur­ri­cane Har­vey.

KRIS-TV in Cor­pus Christi re­ported Thurs­day that of­fi­cials with the Colum­bus Sail­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, which owns the Nina, be­lieve it’s fix­able. A Go­FundMe page has been es­tab­lished.

Har­vey last month slammed the Cor­pus Christi area. The Nina be­gan tak­ing on wa­ter, with much of the ship sub­merged in Cor­pus Christi Bay.

Spain in the 1980s built repli­cas of the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria to mark the 500th an­niver­sary of the ex­plorer’s voy­age.

The ves­sels were per­ma­nently docked in Cor­pus Christi af­ter a tour in the 1990s.

The Pinta and the Santa Maria, both made of pine, were de­mol­ished in 2014 af­ter years of de­te­ri­o­ra­tion.

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