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Monday, October 12, 2009

Historic Ship

Ever wonder what happened to the famous Santa Maria, sailed by Columbus on his quest to prove the earth was not flat?

The Santa Maria was the cargo ship in the famous voyage, and was wider and clumsier than the Nina and Pinta. As such, she was probably not very easy to maneuver among the islands that Columbus “discovered”. The Santa Maria ran aground on Christmas Day 1492 on the island of Isla Espanola, which is now known as Haiti, and soon after was taken apart for lumber to build a fortress.

You can learn more about the ship’s history and crew at Wikipedia or SantaMaria.org.

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