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Replicas of Christopher Columbus vessels to anchor on Peoria riverfront

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PEORIA, Ill (HOI) -- -

Look for two of Christopher Columbus' vintage sailing vessels to anchor on Peoria's riverfront Thursday afternoon.

Replicas of the Pinta and Nina will arrive in the River City around 5 p.m. The ships will dock at 110 SW Water St., where they will remain until September 25. The general public can tour the ships beginning September 15. The Nina replica was built by hand without power tools, which the Pinta replica was recently built in Brazil. 

The ships will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for students aged 5-16. Children four and under are free. No reservations are necessary. 

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