This week, the Nina and the Pinta were in Knoxville. The smaller ship, Nina, is an accurate reproduction. The Pinta was built a little bigger to conform with Coast Guard standards. We were all surprised how small the ships were. Our guide said that when the ship is sailing on the ocean, it will sometimes lean so much that the crossarm on the mast will touch the water because it is so top heavy. Those sailors who came all the way to America in these ships really had to be brave!