Nina, Pinta now at Schooner pier

The Nina and Pinta, replicas of Columbus’s ships of discovery, are now available for tours at the Schooner Pier and will be open daily until their departure March 2.

Both ships tour together as a “sailing museum” for educating the public and schoolchildren on the “caravel,” a small, fast Spanish or Portuguese sailing ship of the 15th to 17th centuries used by Columbus and other explorers.

While docked, the vessels are available for self-guided tours, daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors, and $6.50 for students ages 5 to 16. Children 4 and under are free. No reservations necessary.

Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member should call 787-672-2152 or email Minimum of 15; price is $5 a person.
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News & notes: Citizen Crapo, rain, traffic, weekly update

Citizen Crapo: Greg Crapo, whose father was Biloxi’s outstanding citizen 53 years ago, has been named Biloxi’s outstanding citizen for 2019. To see a story about the honor, made during a Biloxi Lions Club ceremony Wednesday, click here.

Forecast: Rain is expected to continue throughout the day today, but skies are expected to clear Friday and be welcoming for the Secondliners and Neptune parades on Saturday. To see the forecast through the weekend, click here.

Traffic: To see links to traffic cameras, traffic counts, and the status of road work across the city, click here.

Weekly update: The city’s Engineering Department has a detailed, seven-page update that provides status of public works projects throughout Biloxi. The compendium and reports from other key departments are in the Weekly Update. See the archive by clicking here.