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Christopher Columbus' lost ship discovered ?


Posted on Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 | Comment icon 10 comments

Artist's depiction of the Santa Maria. Image Credit: Michael Zeno Diemer
The wreckage of the explorer's vessel, the Santa Maria, may have been found off the coast of Haiti.
The final whereabouts of Columbus' ship have remained something of a mystery for centuries. Back in 2003 archaeologists managed to pinpoint the specific region of ocean in which the Santa Maria is most likely to have sunk, but up until now nobody has been able to find it.

Renowned modern day explorer Barry Clifford however believes he may have finally done just that. During a new expedition funded by the History Channel, Clifford and his team have discovered what appears to be the skeletal remains of an old sailing vessel off the coast of Haiti.

"I am confident that a full excavation of the wreck will yield the first-ever detailed marine archaeological evidence of Columbus’ discovery of America," he said. "All the geographical underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship."

The last known records of the Santa Maria indicate that Columbus ordered his men to strip materials from the vessel to build a fort after it ran aground during a storm on Christmas Day 1942.

Source: New York Daily News | Comments (10)

Tags: Columbus, Santa Maria

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by JacHad on 13 May, 2014, 17:30
You mean, 1492? LOL!
Comment icon #2 Posted by paperdyer on 13 May, 2014, 19:06
Either they built a small fort or the ship was HUGE! The Santa MAria couldn't have sank that quickly if there was time to strip it.
Comment icon #3 Posted by spud the mackem on 13 May, 2014, 19:51
Either they built a small fort or the ship was HUGE! The Santa MAria couldn't have sank that quickly if there was time to strip it. Hi, Err, yes it could if they took out some of the bulkheads and then it was holed beneath the waterline,there would be nothing to delay the water rushing through the ship and it would quickly fill up.Remember Titanic when the water went over the top of the bulkheads as they weren't built high enough.
Comment icon #4 Posted by DieChecker on 13 May, 2014, 21:07
What could possibly be left at the site to indicate it was the Santa Maria? All goods of practical worth would have been stripped off, as well as the signature wood above the water line. Perhaps the wood itself, or maybe the craftsmanship, could indicate a construction date? Do we know where the Fort they built was? If it is very close, that would be a good sign.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Paranomaly on 14 May, 2014, 1:32
It's an alien ship.
Comment icon #6 Posted by HappyMonkey on 14 May, 2014, 1:42
Hopefully the ballast stones preserved enough of the ship's structure and wood to help narrow down the type of ship and it's origins. It seems they claimed to have found her a few times now, though. This area used to be a heavy trade route, and may well be one of the regular trading fleet that sunk.
Comment icon #7 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 15 May, 2014, 12:39
It's an alien ship. So falling stars are in reality alien spaceships built out of wood entering the atmosphere? And here I am being a sucker to believe it's falling man-made debris or small meteors.
Comment icon #8 Posted by kannin on 19 May, 2014, 14:27
well if they can prove the wreck was stripped thats a good sign
Comment icon #9 Posted by spud the mackem on 19 May, 2014, 22:58
If they could find a cannon it might be be an indication of the era it was made,and Countries cannons were styled differently with different markings on them.
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker on 19 May, 2014, 23:27
If they find a cannon, it is 100% not the Santa Maria. They stripped it down to the bones before sinking it.


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