PINTA (1893, Other)

Year of Build:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Vessel Type:
Note: Caravel.
Hull Materials:
Original Owner and Location:
Spanish Government, Spain
Ownership Notes:
Spanish Government paid for the building of SANTA MARIA; US Government paid for building of PINTA & NINA.

1892, Aug 6 SANTA MARIA left Palos, Spain for United States, 400 years to the day Columbus set sail.

1892, Aug 28 NINA launched.

1892, Sep PINTA launched.

1893, Mar PINTA & NINA arrived in Havanna, Cuba towed by USS NEWARK & USS BENNINGTON; SANTA MARIA sailed on her own.

1893, Apr Arrived in New York to take part in International Naval Review.

1893, Jun 6 Began interior trip from New York to Chicago to take part in World's Fair.

1893, Sep 12 Ownership transferred to US Government; became property of Chicago's Field Museum & lagooned in Jackson Park.

1901 Presented to South Park Commission, Chicago.

1913 Set sail on 4 year round trip to Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915), San Francisco, CA; PINTA & NINA were beached on Lake Erie as unfit to be sailed; returned to Chicago.

1918 SANTA MARIA arrived at Chicago from San Francisco.

c1918-19 PINTA sank in Chicago; NINA burned.

1920 SANTA MARIA rebuilt.

1951 Caught fire & demolished.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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PINTA (1893, Other)