CASTINE, Maine (WABI) – Soon after its excursion to Bangor was cancelled, the Nao Santa Maria has built its way to Castine.

Immediately after a controversial keep in Bucksport, the replica of a ship sailed by Christopher Columbus still left there Wednesday morning.

It now sits in Castine Harbor outside of Otter’s Waterfront Eatery.

Owner Rob DeGennaro suggests he previously had the ship at his restaurant in Fort Myers, Florida.

He claims he needed to provide a piece of history to one of Maine’s most historic towns.

”We can’t search at it the way that the protestors did more than in Bucksport. I comprehend where by they are coming from as effectively, and we experience for that, but there is a lot much more that goes into this. I want to just retain it as a beneficial scenario, a optimistic discovering surroundings is what we’re striving to do listed here,” DeGennaro said.

DeGennaro states everybody has a ideal to categorical what they would like, but he would also like to express his right that his forefathers from Italy had been element of the authentic crew.

The ship will be in Castine all weekend.

Associates of Maine Tribes are upset the ship came to Maine saying it represents a legacy of genocide and colonialism.

We arrived at out to a member of Penobscot Country currently but did not hear again.

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