Christopher Columbus, where art thou?

Pinta, Santa Maria, Nina. Lying in the North R...

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Geez, the excitement never stops.  Now we have two of Christopher Columbus’ ships in the Frankfort harbor.  They landed this morning and Mike and I promptly went into town to see them.  The problem was, there wasn’t much to see.  The Pinta was hidden away and all I could see were the rigging and some sail and the Nina was moored at the Jacobson Marina. I was lucky to slip into the marina and take some pictures.  Tomorrow the tours on both ships start and I will try and catch one

See, this was as close as I could get. Nothing to see until the Coast Guard has inspected the ship and deems it save for us land lubbers…

Here’s the other one.  Again, no getting closer until tomorrow.


It goes without saying that these are replicas of the famous ships, right?


And now on to something more modern and extremely ostentatious

presenting the Motor Yacht Sovereign!  <——click on that link

Go ahead and rent her for a mere $ 60.000 per week.  It took 5,000 gallons of fuel at $ 3.94 to get here from Chicago and they bought 5,000 more gallons of fuel for $3.45 as they got into port.  No one knows who’s on the yacht.  I might have to go on a sleuthing trip in the morning 😆

10 thoughts on “Christopher Columbus, where art thou?

  1. Whoa…..the contrast! Know its not the President, becuz he was here….. Is the yacht bigger than the Big Mitch??

  2. Kim of the chamber

    it makes the Mitch mate look like a dinghy!

  3. Ooh, ships come just in time for my visit. See you soon! Susan

  4. I may be able to rent the Pinta…if it ever runs aground on some rocks 😉

  5. Iris, did you ever get to go onboard the Christopher Columbus ships? And did you ever hear who was on the Soverign?

    • I didn’t have time to go back down there to see the Columbus ships.

      The Sovereign – a father had rented the yacht for his daughter’s wedding. Someone said they thought they saw Gene Hackman get off the boat.
      All of this is hear-say and I have absolutely no proof. It isn’t unusual to see celebrities here in the area. Tim Allen docks his sailboat here now and then, Bruce Willis’ kids went to school in Interlochen, etc.

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