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Corpus Christi’s Replica of Columbus’ Niña Sunk by Hurricane Harvey

The last of Corpus Christi’s Columbus replica ships has sunk. In 1992, the quincentenary of Columbus’ first voyage, replicas of his ships; the Niña, Pinta and the Santa Maria; arrived in Corpus Christi, Texas after sailing from Spain and touring the US … Continue reading

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Update: Columbus’ Ship Santa Maria Not Found Off Cap-Haitien

Last May we posted that marine archaeologist Barry Clifford had announced that he believed that he had located the wreck of Christopher Columbus’ ship Santa Maria  which ran aground and sank on Christmas Day 1492 off Haiti near Cap-Haitien.   UNESCO has now … Continue reading

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In Search of Columbus’ Flagship Santa Maria

Columbus’ flagship, Santa Maria, ran aground and sank on Christmas Day 1492 off Haiti, on Columbus’ first voyage to the New World. Now after more than a decade’s research, underwater explorer Barry Clifford believes that he has found the wreck of … Continue reading

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Columbus, Eratosthenes & Posidonius

Happy Columbus Day to those in the United States and Happy Thanksgiving to those in Canada. On Columbus Day, it seems appropriate to consider the role of  error in discovery.  While many of us were taught in school that Columbus proved that … Continue reading

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