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christopher columbus sailed the ocean blue -- and did not land in fort smith arkansas. but that's where you'll find two replicas of the historic ships he used. ((chris)) fox24's dana winter joins us live from the ships which open to the public later today. dana good morning. ((dana)) good morning chris. it's been more than 500 years since christopher columbus crossed the atlantic ocean discovering a new world. two of the ships he used - the nina and the pinta - have been replicated and are here in fort smith until november 20th. according to the ship's captain - the nina is considered one of the most historically correct columbus replicas ever built - it was built by hand without using power tools. meanwhile the pinta was recently built in brazil and is actually larger than the original ship was. while out at the ships - guests are invited to take self- guided tours - so no reservations are necessary. the ships are open to the general public every day from nine in the morning until five in the afternoon. admission is eight- dollars-and-50-cents for adults -- seven- dollars-and-50-cents for seniors -- and six-dollars for students ages five through 16. children ages four and under are free. ((dana)) the ships will be here in fort smith until early on november 20th -- when they'll continue on their journey on the arkansas river to oklahoma. find - like - and follow along with us on social media - to find us search knwa. live in fort smith - dana winter knwa today northwest arkansas news. ((jennifer)) dana, thanks. ((chris)) a

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