The ship needs some background: The ship is a reproduction of Columbus' Niña. In 1992 to mark the 500th anniversary of Columbus' voyage, the Spanish government had replicas of the Santa Maria, Pinta, and Niña built and sailed to the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. This is the only ship left. During hurricane Harvey, she sank when a pump failed. Today, she is covered in barnacles, but plans are to restore her.