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Corpus Christi in Nueces County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Niña

 
 
Niña Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
1. Niña Marker
Inscription. This ship is a replica of Christopher Columbus' ship Niña. It is one of three ships built in Spain to commemorate the historic 1492 voyage. After crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the three ships toured American ports in 1992 before coming to their permanent home in Corpus Christi in 1993. The caraval Niña, constructed at the Naval Dockyard in Cartegena under the auspices of Sociedad Estatal Quinto Centenario, was christened and launched in 1989 by Her Royal Highness Princess Elena.
 
Location. 27° 47.795′ N, 97° 23.394′ W. Marker is in Corpus Christi, Texas, in Nueces County. Marker is on Peoples Street T-Head near North Shoreline Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corpus Christi TX 78401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Selena Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1941 Corpus Christi Seawall (about 500 feet away); Gutzon Borglum and the Corpus Christi Bayfront (about 500 feet away); Site of Nueces Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corpus Christi Cathedral (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nueces County Courthouse of 1914
Niña Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
2. Niña Marker Text
(approx. half a mile away); Old Bayview Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Explosion of the Steamship Dayton (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corpus Christi.
 
Categories. ExplorationNotable EventsWaterways & Vessels
 
The Niña image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
3. The Niña
Niña Under Sail at Corpus Christi image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
4. Niña Under Sail at Corpus Christi
Guided Tours on Board the Ships and Aerial View of the Museum Shop's Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
5. Guided Tours on Board the Ships and Aerial View of the Museum Shop's Plaza
Niña's Stern image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
6. Niña's Stern
Niña's Bow image. Click for full size.
By Steve Gustafson, June 12, 2010
7. Niña's Bow
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Steve Gustafson of Lufkin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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