Shipwreck found off Haiti Coast may be Christopher Columbus' flagship Santa Maria


Columbus Flagship Santa Maria - Shipwreck found in Haiti
An underwater explorer claims the sunken shipwreck he found off Haiti is in fact the long lost remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship from his first voyage to the Americas... This could be the biggest find in shipwreck history...

The underwater explorer Barry Clifford CNN late Monday that he found the ship in the exact area where Columbus says the Santa Maria ran aground more than 500 years ago. The wreck is stuck on a reef off Haiti's northern coast, 10 to 15 feet beneath the water's surface.

According the a CNN article, If his claim is confirmed, it would go down as one of the most significant underwater archaeological discoveries in history.

This is BIG news for Haiti, for Barry Clifford and for archeology and Clifford is the first to admit it...

"It is the Mount Everest of shipwrecks for me," Clifford said. "This ship changed the course of human history."

What do you think about this?

Tags: Christopher Columbus, La Santa Maria, Shipwreck in Haiti, Barry Clifford, Haitian Newsletter Articles, News, History

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Woody Haitian Prime Minister Lamothe tweets: "Yesterday, my staff spoke directly with explorer Barry Clifford and he said this find is for the Haitian... see more
Reply · May 15 at 4:03 PM
Ricart Before you get all excited, you should know that The Santa Maria was a Spanish merchant ship hired by Christopher Columbus as part of his three-ship... see more
Reply · May 14 at 4:03 PM
Marie Ange Salomon Great news for Haiti, more people will want to go visit. Therefore more wealth for the country, God know we need it. Let's pray they hire many... see more
Reply · May 13 at 7:30 PM
Generesemarcelin I tought he went there to stole ourthing
Reply · May 13 at 3:51 PM
Sarah Cadet That is awesome!!!!!!
Reply · May 13 at 11:57 AM
Woody Barry Clifford who found the remains of the Santa Maria in Haiti says: "If excavations go well, it may ultimately be possible to lift any surviving... see more
Reply · May 13 at 9:11 AM

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