Skip to comments.Has the ship [Santa Maria] Columbus discovered the New World in been found?
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.
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Expectation? I assume they meant “expedition”
The New World was in a ship???
And how long will it take to find the missing Malaysian flight
They found the remains of a boat over 500 years old. How did they do that? Recover the VIN number?
And she’s a beauty!
And the ship was in a bottle. It's a small world after all.
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.”
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.
I hope they find it. Imagine if they found some biscuit. Or gold coins and a few jugs of wine. Madeira wine, perhaps.
Cool post Frac.
In other words, they don’t want to find it
Didn’t realize how small those boats were.
Yep. 58 feet is small. Considering that a PT-boat is 80 feet.
The average tractor trailers we see every day are longer than that “ship”.
58 foot? Is that it? Wow, she was small.