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After 500 years, Christopher Columbus's ship the Santa Maria claimed to be found

May 15, 2014 15:19 IST

After 500 years, Christopher Columbus's ship the Santa Maria was claimed to be found by archaeological investigators led by Barry Clifford. Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, got wrecked in the Caribbean.

The vessel's long-lost remains was claimed to be lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti.

An expedition was mounted by team of Barry Clifford a decade ago. He had found and photographed the wreck but had not realized its probable identity.

Tentatively identifying the wreck as the Santa Maria was made possible by quite separate discoveries made by other archaeologists in 2003 suggesting that the probable location of Columbus' fort lied relatively nearby.

About The Santa Maria


Santa Maria was the largest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage. The ship was constructed in 1460 and was struck in 1492.

The ship was used by Columbus in 1492 to found a direct trade tour to India.

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