Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus’ flagship Santa Maria
(CNN) — Is a sunken shipwreck off Haiti the long-lost remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus’ flagship from his first voyage to the Americas?
Underwater explorer Barry Clifford, who led a team that found and investigated the wreck, says he’s confident it is.
“Every single piece fits. Now, of course, we have to go through the whole archeological process, and we plan to do that within the next few months, but I feel very confident that we’ve discovered the site,” he told CNN.
“This is the ship that changed the course of human history,” Clifford said.
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If the claim is confirmed, it would go down as one of the most significant underwater archaeological discoveries ever.
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“It is the Mount Everest of shipwrecks for me,” said Clifford, 68.