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Columbus ships headed to Keokuk after flooding delay


Delayed for two months by river flooding, two replicas of the ships Christopher Columbus used to cross the Atlantic are finally headed to Keokuk.

The Nina and the Pinta will open to the public at the Keokuk Yacht Club on August 15.

They were originally scheduled to dock in Keokuk in June, but got stuck in Hannibal due to high river levels. (Read: "Niña and Pinta dock in Hannibal")

The ships were built as a "sailing museum" to educate the public on 15th Century exploration.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for kids.

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