Docking of the "Pinta" and the "Niña," replicas of Columbus’ ships, at Winona’s Levee Park in June 2019 is canceled due to major and historic flooding in the Midwestern river system. The sustained high water has caused ship organizers to cancel all port stops on the Upper Mississippi River for the season.

The ships travel together as a “sailing museum” for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the "caravel," a Portugese-style ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. Captain Stephen Sanger said he hopes to reschedule a visit to the Winona area in 2020.

Visit www.thenina.com for more information on the sailing vessels. For information about the Winona area, call Visit Winona at 507-452-0735 or go to visitwinona.com.

Get News Alerts delivered directly to you.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.