Tag Archives: Haiti

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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How Captain Longhair Saved the World

The title may be a bit unfortunate, but it is an interesting documentary nevertheless, featuring the brigantine Tres Hombres. The documentary trailer is posted below. The entire documentary can be watched here. Three weeks after the devastating earthquake on Haiti in 2010, eleven … Continue reading

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The Port of Port-au-Prince – One Year after the Earthquake

One year ago last Wednesday, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The port of Port-au-Prince was severely damaged.  Now a year later the damage to the port remains unrepaired, but floating barges have temporarily replaced the damaged docks.  Click … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Opens L’Ecole Nouvelle Royal Caribbean in Haiti

The news from Haiti recently has been uniformly bad.  In addition to earthquake damage,  outbreaks of cholera are now sweeping the country. One bright spot is a new school, L’Ecole Nouvelle Royal Caribbean.  Built by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, it is one of the first … Continue reading

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Flotilla of Yachts Sailing with Haitain Aid

A great story from the Yachtpals blog.   Organized by the non-profit group Oceans Watch, a flotilla of at least a dozen yachts loaded with aid for Haiti, led by the 74 foot schooner Wolf, will set sail from Key West on February … Continue reading

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Schooner Amistad Sails for Haiti

While the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan arrived in Haiti yesterday and the hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived the day before,  naval ships are not the only vessels sailing to aid the earthquake victims.  The schooner Amistad is on her way bearing both supplies and a … Continue reading

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Porta-au-Prince Harbor to Reopen in Days – Crane Ships, Barge Carrier and OPDS Deployed

The US military hopes to have the port of Port-au-Prince open for shipments of emergency relief supplies in two or three days. Damaged Haiti port to open in 2-3 days: U.S. commander In related news, the Maritime Administration has ordered … Continue reading

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Salvage ship USS Grasp & Hospital ship Comfort on the way to Port-au-Prince

The US Navy is sending the rescue and salvage ship, USS Grasp, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with divers and underwater construction personnel to assess the damage to piers and other port facilities. The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship with a capacity … Continue reading

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