Shipwreck off Haiti may belong to Christopher Columbus
Published on May 14, 2014 6:10 AM
NEW YORK (AFP) - A shipwreck off the coast of Haiti may be the remains of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus’ flagship from his first voyage to the Americas, researchers said on Tuesday.
A press conference to unveil details of the discovery and why researchers think it may be a piece of history is planned for Wednesday in New York City.
The ship was found in the area where Columbus said the Santa Maria ran aground more than 500 years ago, said underwater explorer Barry Clifford.
Mr Clifford believes the expedition he led to find the wreck may finally have unearthed sufficient proof to establish its authenticity – 11 years after he first investigated it.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!