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Contest: Win 4 Tickets to Tour Nina, Pinta in Wyandotte

Leave a comment on what interests you the most about the replica Christopher Columbus ships.

What could make the arrival of the Nina and the Pinta in Wyandotte even more enjoyable?

How about touring the replica ships for free?

To coincide with , which features guided ship tours at Wyandotte's Bishop Park this weekend, Trenton Patch readers have a chance to win a family four pack of tickets, good anytime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The tickets are courtesy of Opportunity Grosse Ile, which is sponsoring the event in conjunction with the city of Wyandotte.

To enter, post a comment below letting us know what you're most interested in checking out on the ships.

Entries are due by 6 p.m. Saturday. The winner will be contacted through email. Tickets will be available to be picked up Sunday at Bishop Park.

And now, the rules:

  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 and older.
  • To enter, post a comment below letting us know what interests you the most about the replica ships.
  • All entries must be received by 6 p.m. Saturday, July 7 Eastern Time.
  • You may enter once.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
  • The winner will receive four tickets to Sunday's Downriver Explorers Festival. The retail value of the prize is $32.
  • for complete official rules.
Anne July 06, 2012 at 08:42 PM
My kids want to see the sails (the materials) up close!
Patty Mashike July 06, 2012 at 09:15 PM
we would love to see the replicas of the ships up close and personal. You read about all that took place on these ships in school and it just makes it more interesting seeing the ships in person. Even if they are replicas. We would love to go in the afternoon.
Mandy Trombly July 06, 2012 at 10:00 PM
From what I can tell from the photos, the ships look really small. I'm interested in learning how so many people traveled such a long distance in such small vessels. Also, my older two girls are just now getting interested in history, so it would be fun showing them replicas of the ships that they've learned about.
Elaine Franzel July 07, 2012 at 12:27 AM
What a great experience. Our family would love to see the ships up close
Amy Bruce-Stevens July 07, 2012 at 11:19 AM
My girls went with their Grandma this Friday... apparently they tell the kids a story about the "poop deck"... ;o)
Lisa Perugi July 07, 2012 at 12:26 PM
We recently toured the Titanic exhibit at The Henry Ford, this would be a great comparison to the differences in size and materials to build a ship. I am interested in seeing what the traveling space looked like during Columbus's travels. I used to teach my first grade students about these ships - it would be fantastic to see what they really looked like on the inside.
Michelle Manoulian July 07, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Everything! My son would love to go on them..
Beth July 07, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I think that it would be interesting to show our son what it was like for our ancestors. Maybe it would give him as well as us a greater appreciation for what we have now
K. Robinson July 07, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Both my kids (ages 7 and 9) would love to see the size and the inside of the ships!
Kathy Gibson July 07, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Ships handcrafted of wood, not aluminum or steel or fiberglass, by modern ship-builders, and the only replicas ever built. How amazing the builders could replicate these most famous ships and that they travel so far every year. They are ambassadors for Columbus and his vision. We'd love to tour them!
Andy July 07, 2012 at 01:53 PM
With the kids learning history in school, it would be much more effective for the kids to see a piece of history (even if a replica) in person rather than a book. The lasting impression and memory they could take away from seeing it would be great. Just to see the detail and walk along the planks of a piece of history would be memorable.
Jamie July 07, 2012 at 02:25 PM
We learned so much about these ships and their Ksignificance when we were in grade school.....our thanksgiving holiday parties seemed to revolve around it. My kids today know pretty much nothing about them and I would love the chance to share the history with them.
Debbie July 07, 2012 at 02:34 PM
My children were fascinated by them and how they crossed the atlantic so long ago. Now i am anxious for my grandchildren to have the same chance to learn of our great country's history. It is so memorable to see and go on board these ships. That columbus made his long journey on.
Vincent July 07, 2012 at 02:41 PM
My son is just fasinated by these ships! And to mix history into the mix, is a win, win situation!
Candice July 07, 2012 at 02:51 PM
What a great opportunity to for my son to put his hands on history. What a great lesson for us all :). Very excited these ships are coming to our area.
Brooke A. July 07, 2012 at 03:34 PM
My 3 boys would completely flip out if we were able to win tickets and go! These ships look absolutely amazing!
Dannielle Calder July 07, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Do they have cannons? We would check those out!
Sarah B July 07, 2012 at 04:49 PM
We are excited to learn more about the history!
Rhonda J. Caldwell July 07, 2012 at 06:03 PM
The sheer beauty of them and to be able to say 'hey! I walked on the Nina and Pinta!' What a way to end my vacation!
Ed July 07, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Expensive & dull.. No presentations/explanations of what you are seeing.. No historical references.. This is not a tour, although it needs to be. Needs a docent.
Jason Alley (Editor) July 07, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Thanks for all the great entries. The contest is now closed. We'll email the winner.
Jason Alley (Editor) July 08, 2012 at 01:42 AM
Congrats to our winner, Lisa Perugi. Enjoy the ships!

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