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Pinta 12" Description
Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit
Set sail aboard these adorable tall ships models, inspired by the famous exploration ships for the New World with Christopher Columbus, which rest easily upon any shelf or desk. Add a touch of history with this tall model ship to any room’s décor.
12" Long x 3" Wide x 12" High (1:94 scale)
- Arrives fully assembled with all sails mounted
- Handcrafted wooden hull and masts
- High quality woods include cherry, black walnut, birch and rosewood
- 5 handsewn white cloth sails
- Metal nameplate on wooden base identifies the ship as the Pinta
La Pinta ("the painted one", "the spotted one") was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. The New World was first sighted by Rodrigo de Triana on the Pinta on October 12, 1492.
Pinta was a caravel-type vessel. By tradition Spanish ships were named after saints and usually given nicknames. Thus, Pinta, like Niña, was not the ship's actual name. The actual name of the Pinta is unknown.
Pinta was square rigged and was smaller than the Santa María, weighing approximately 60 tons with a length of 20 meters and a width of 7 meters. The crew size was 26 men. Captain of the Pinta was Martín Alonso Pinzón. There was also a stockpile of guns in the captins' quarters.