Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunset at Prien Lake Park

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Nina and Pinta -- A Sailing Museum

Have you seen the large black sailing vessels along the Lake Charles waterfront? Replicas of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Nina and Pinta, have docked in front of the Civic Center and will be here through May 8th, just in time for our annual Pirate Festival (Contraband Days). These boats are called "caravels." On board, learn about Columbus' voyages and about the ships themselves. The crew members are knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Worth a trip – if you enjoy American or nautical history. Learn more here.


Common Household Mom said...

You have a pirate festival? Cool! Now I will be humming the theme of "Pirates of the Caribbean" for the rest of the day!

Angie said...

Yes, CHM, pirates are big around here because infamous pirate Jean LaFitte spent a lot of time in Louisiana, burying his treasure along our rivers and bayous.

And besides, we have festivals for just about everything. Why not pirates.

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