An American underwater investigator, Barry Clifford, believes he has found the wreck of the flagship of Christopher Colubus’ famous expedition in 1492, the Santa Maria.
Barry says that the ruin he discovered, off the north coast of Haiti, has evidence to suggest that it is the Santa Maria.
Barry’s team has measured the wreck and taken pictures and Barry is now working with the Haitian government to have the site protected so a more detailed investigation can be carried out.
The Santa Maria was part of Columbus’ expedition of Caribbean Islands to find westward passage to Asia in 1492.
The flagship was lost shortly before Columbus returned to Spain.
Article written by D Mulhern