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Columbus ships dock in Keokuk for tours

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KEOKUK, Ia. (WGEM) -

Have you always wanted to get a glimpse into how people lived during the days of Christopher Columbus? Well, here's your chance.

Replicas of Columbus' Nina and Pintas docked at the Keokuk Yacht Club on River Road Tuesday.

People will get the chance to tour the ships starting on Thursday.

The Nina's captain says people can learn a lot about way people lived in the 15th century by taking the tour.

"With the Nina, this is the actual size of the original ship. We also used the same tools that would have been used in the fifteenth century. So axes, hammers, chisels, hand saws, so no power tools on the construction. So, when you step aboard it's like stepping back in time," said Nina Captain Vic Bickel.

The tours will run from August 15th through the 21st from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. Kids under 5 are free.

 

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