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Historian claims shipwreck is not Columbus's

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New claims that the shipwreck found off the Northern coast of Haiti is Columbus's famous Santa Maria flagship are allegedly not accurate according to the documentation.

In rebuttal to the supposed finding of the Santa Maria by treasure hunter Barry Clifford, historian Manuel Rosa goes into great detail in his book “Columbus-The Untold Story.”

Rosa contradicts recent news that the wreck found off the Northern coast of Haiti is Columbus’s famous Santa Maria flagship because, Rosa claims, the vessel did not sink, as Columbus declared, but was purposely dragged up onto the beach of Caracol, re-christened Natividad and ordered shot side-to-side by a cannonball on January 2, 1493. "This cannonball intentionally disabled and marooned the Santa Maria," Rosa said.

Click here for the full report by The Maritime Executive.