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Has the ship [Santa Maria] Columbus discovered the New World in been found?
Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 12 May 2014 | MARK PRIGG

Posted on 05/12/2014 6:44:30 PM PDT by Fractal Trader

The ship that led Christopher Columbus' mission to discover America has been found after 500 years, it has been claimed.

A recent expedition has left experts 'confident' a wreck found off the north coast of Haiti is the the Santa Maria.

The 58foot ship was the flagship of the expectation, but its final whereabouts have never been known - until now.

The Santa María was belived to be a 58 ft (17.7 m) long boat, described as 'very little larger than 100 toneladas' (About 100 tons, or tuns). It was used as the flagship for the expedition, along with the smaller ships Santa Clara, remembered as La Niña ('The Girl'), and La Pinta ('The Painted').

All three of the ships were second-hand (if not third or more) and were not intended for exploration.

The wreck was found off the north coast of Haiti during an expedition led by Barry Clifford, an explorer most famously known for his discovery of a complete pirate ship.

'All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggest that this wreck is Columbus famous flagship, the Santa Maria,' said Clifford, who led a recent expedition to the wreck as part of a History Channel TV show.

'The Haitian government has been extremely helpful and we now need to continue working with them to carry out a detailed archaeological excavation', he told the Independent.

Clifford has spent over a decade tracing the origins of the wreck. During The first voyage of Columbus in 1492, near Hispaniola, Columbus' flagship, the Santa María ran aground, and the waves smashed it to pieces.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 1492; ageofsail; archeology; christophercolumbus; columbus; columbusday; godsgravesglyphs; haiti; santamaria
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1 posted on 05/12/2014 6:44:30 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 05/12/2014 6:44:44 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: Fractal Trader

Expectation? I assume they meant “expedition”


3 posted on 05/12/2014 6:47:55 PM PDT by Blennos
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To: Fractal Trader

The New World was in a ship???


4 posted on 05/12/2014 6:49:26 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Fractal Trader

And how long will it take to find the missing Malaysian flight


5 posted on 05/12/2014 6:49:26 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Fractal Trader
This is a 58 foot sailboat


6 posted on 05/12/2014 6:51:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Fractal Trader

They found the remains of a boat over 500 years old. How did they do that? Recover the VIN number?


7 posted on 05/12/2014 6:51:37 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

And she’s a beauty!


8 posted on 05/12/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hammer
The New World was in a ship???

And the ship was in a bottle. It's a small world after all.

9 posted on 05/12/2014 6:53:10 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Blennos

Man comes to the door. Little boy answers.

“Is your mother here.”

“No Ma ain’t here.”

“Ain’t? Where’s your grammar?”

“She’s in the kitchen washin’ dishes and Ma still ain’t here.”


10 posted on 05/12/2014 6:55:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: yldstrk

Well, they can immediately find one mad cow in a small village in Oregon, but can’t seem to find 30 million uninvited `guests’ so ....
The captain had a cabin boy,
The dirty little nipper:
He stuffed his ___ with broken glass
And circumsized the skipper.
aaaarrrrgggghhhhhowwwwwww


11 posted on 05/12/2014 6:56:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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12 posted on 05/12/2014 6:57:30 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Fractal Trader

I hope they find it. Imagine if they found some biscuit. Or gold coins and a few jugs of wine. Madeira wine, perhaps.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 6:57:59 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Fractal Trader

Cool post Frac.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 7:05:40 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: tumblindice

In other words, they don’t want to find it


15 posted on 05/12/2014 7:07:42 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Fractal Trader

Didn’t realize how small those boats were.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 7:09:57 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: P.O.E.

Excellent!


17 posted on 05/12/2014 7:13:12 PM PDT by null and void ( They don't think think they are above the law. They think they are the law.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

Yep. 58 feet is small. Considering that a PT-boat is 80 feet.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 7:17:17 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: Some Fat Guy in L.A.

The average tractor trailers we see every day are longer than that “ship”.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 7:45:49 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Fractal Trader

58 foot? Is that it? Wow, she was small.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 7:46:55 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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