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PINTA

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The Third ship of the Christopher Columbus Expedition. Pinta was a square sails caravel. The sails consisted of a square foresail and a great mainsail, while the mizzenmast, supported a long yard for a lateen triangular sail. It had a poop quarterdeck and, unlike the sistership Nina, also a forecastle. The Pinta was the fastest of the three ships, confirming the log books, which indicated that this caravel was during the voyage often ahead of the other two ships.

Columbus's ships image: (c) Copyright The Bettmann Archive.

Christopher Columbus Links:
The Columbus Navigation Homepage.
The European Voyages of Exploration: Columbus.
The Columbus Doors.
1492: An Ongoing Voyage.
The Crimes of Christopher Columbus.
The American Indian Movement statement.