Santa Maria - Madeira Portugal

This a replica of Christopher Columbus’s Flag ship “ THE SANTA MARIA “ ... it was built on the island of Madeira (July 1997-Jully 1998) in the fishing village of Camara de Lobos by Robert Wijntje, a dutchman and by local craftsmen, to celebrate Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic .... to discover, what they believed was the Indies in Asia .... but in fact they discovered the Caribbean and were the first European to set foot on the American soil.

 

Columbus (born in 1451) spent many years through the Portuguese Merchant navy in Porto Santo / Madeira and married Dona Filipa Perestrello e Moniz daughter of the first governor of Madeira.

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Uploaded on March 19, 2009