What was life like on a tall ship in the 16th century?
Tourists may get a glimpse of it when the Nao Trinidad docks by the river in the city center on Monday. The ship will be moored alongside the USS Kidd; the Kidd Veterans Museum hosts the visit.
“Nao Trinidad is a Spanish-built replica of the 16th-century flagship of the Magellan-Elcano expedition, the first ship to circumnavigate the globe,” the release said. “The original was the flagship of the Maluco fleet (1519-1522), captained by Ferdinand Magellan. Five Naos (a ship combining elements of Mediterranean and Nordic-style ship design) sailed from Seville, but only two ships made it to the Spice Islands; Nao Trinidad was one of them.”
The replica came to America to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the world’s first circumnavigation of the world.
From Monday to Saturday, March 25, a tour of the ship’s four decks will give you a glimpse into what life was like in the 16th century, and how life is lived on a historic ship today.
“They will be able to learn seamanship directly from the crew, and they will gain many amazing experiences from their long voyages,” the release added.
Tickets are $25 per person; children under 5 enter free with adults. This fee includes admission to the USS Kidd Veterans Museum and two ships.
The museum will be open during special engagement hours from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Please note that opening dates are subject to change due to weather that may affect arrivals in Nao Trinidad.
Since this is a multi-day event, tickets can only be purchased at the Veterans Museum entrance on the day of your visit.