January 25, 2022


Santa Maria History

Santa Maria replica ship will be at Riverwalk in Wilmington June 10-13

A replica of the Nao Santa Maria, a single of Christopher Columbus’ three ships he sailed in 1492 on his very first voyage to The us, will be at the Riverwalk in Wilmington starting Thursday.

It will be available for tours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 10-13 at the Riverwalk in between Grace and Chestnut streets. Tickets could be bought on-line or at the dock.

Although we do know that “in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue,” we may never ever know if he “stopped in France and ripped his trousers” or if they “had to connect with an ambulance.” Keep in mind that ditty?

But we do know some points about the Santa Maria.

1. Santa Maria was not her unique name

People tour the Nao Santa Maria replica ship when it came to Wilmington in 2019.

The ship was at first named Marigalante, in accordance to Encyclopaedia Britannica, or La Gallega due to the fact its proprietor Juan de la Cosa, was from Galicia, in accordance to christopher-columbus.eu. Columbus altered it to Santa Maria. It was about 117 ft prolonged, experienced a few masts, a forecastle and sterncastle. It was the biggest of the 3 ships that sailed the voyage. The Nina and Pinta had been about half her dimensions.