Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Santa Maria May Have Been Found

Over 500 years has passed since Christopher Columbus abandoned his flagship, Santa Maria and left 39 unlucky crew members on the shore of Haiti to fend for themselves while Columbus made his way back to Spain on the Nina. The Pinta was in a different location at the time and there was no more room on the Nina for those 39. When Columbus returned to the spot the following year, all he found was a burned settlement and no survivors. Now, a man named Barry Clifford believes he has found the Santa Maria off the coast of Haiti. He was able to find it after discovering the burned settlement of Columbus' left behind party. Clifford says that he actually photographed the wreckage a decade ago but didn't put the pieces together until recently. He has a History Channel crew with him filming the recovery process.

39 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

Someone call Trooper!! They have a show to put on!

FSP said...

It's in Atlantis, right?

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Oh good. Our national nightmare is now over. Hope we get some History Channel blinds outt---ZzzZzzzzZZZzzzzzzzzz

megan00m said...

I think that is super cool.

Sillygurl said...

It seems like no one was looking because it sounds like it was not terribly difficult judging by the clues. What else is just laying around that I can find!

headrot said...

neat. i hope this brings some more publicity to how haiti has not recovered. maybe a 2nd wave of attention and donations will be able to help more people.


for anyone who cares. i start recovery today. fingers crossed. hopefully i'll last longer than selena and lilo.

LSG said...

And they still can't find flight 370...500 years to go.

Seven of Eleven said...

Christopher Columbus was a dirtbag.

You know that scene in GoT (SPOILER ALERT) where Jaime gets his hand cut off and has to wear it around his neck? Columbus did it first to the Lucayan natives. Oh, and he rewarded his lieutenants with sex slaves, writing that girls as young as nine and ten were "in demand".

Here's the history lesson we should have received (and this one even has cool drawings):

Christopher Columbus is a dirtbag

DudeInMomsBasement420 said...

LSG Beat me to it :(

sugarbread maker said...

So where is flight 370

Violet said...

Headrot - don't know what you're in recovery for, but hope it all goes ok. Peace and all, Vx

Renoblondee said...

Very cool.

Bacon Ranch said...

Burn the ships! (awesome story)

Good luck with your paper headrot.

Bacon Ranch said...

Burn the ships! (awesome story)

Good luck with your paper headrot.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Good luck, headrot. Hope you can channel that strong will into kicking the ass of whatever is holding you down.

Froggy England said...

Good luck headrot.:-))

Ps very cool on the Santa maria,,,!

Gayeld said...

Damn, we really need a like or +1 button here.

auntliddy said...

You just do the best you can and know all of us here are rooting for you 200%. U can do it!!!

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Good luck, headrot!

Bacon Ranch said...

Cortez is the burn the ships guy :) It's a great true story of the time period.
Though if I were on his crew and saw the ships burning, I'm not sure I would be pleasant.

TalksTooMuch said...

Good luck, chickie. How about we let you update us when you are ready?

Sus said...

They were so horrible, Latin America is full of natives and mixed people, while Amerindians form North America were almost erased from the face of the earth.

rajahcat said...

very cool

Mama Ray said...

Sending positive thoughts your way @ Headrot! Inspired by your courage to better yourself!

Lioness70 said...

Holy crap, Seven. I knew most of the real Columbus story, but not about the KoC. I'm embarrassed that misguided Catholics (I'm Catholic) lavish praise on this guy. Eesh.

Scarlett Drawl said...

Only 499 years and 10 months until they find Malaysian Flight 370.

lucy said...

I will never understand how someone stumbles upon land with people already living there and gets credit for "discovering" it.

Snapdragon said...

Interesting from a historical perspective, I suppose (though yes, it doesn't seem like there was much effort put into it). But agree @seven @lucy et al.

So, much like Columbus and 'the new world', this guy will get credit for finding something that's just been kinda sitting there. The irony is rich. :-/

auntliddy said...

Lucy, i thought about that too. I guess it means this person who finds you makes world aware of your being.

thoushaltnotgossip said...

Headrot, congratulations to you and I'll pray for your healing. I'm routing for a kindred spirit, 16 days in the bag for me so far. Good luck.

califblondy said...

Good luck with everything headrot and thoushaltnotgossip.

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lazyday603 said...

I can't read the word Haiti anymore without hearing Alicia Silverstone in Clueless pronouncing the word as Hate Ians.

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

American History Channel, it must be aliens.

About the 10 y/o sex slaves, remember that Isabella, Queen of Spain at the time, married Ferdinand when she was 19 although she was engaged to a dude who died before their wedding since she was 3 (three). It was pretty normal at the time to marry at twelve or so (Lucrezia Borgia - 13, for example).

The reason that so many South American Indians died was because they couldn't cure a simple flu, that European's inmune system totally could. North American Native Americans died mainly of gunwound and knifes.
Ever since Fray Bartolomé de las Casas (Protector of the Indians) said that they were people (like Europeans), they were treated better than African Americans in the US in the 1950's.

Countess Eden said...

Thou shalt: I'm so proud of you! Stay with it! You're awesome! Headrot, you can beat this demon. You are so smart and have an amazing future that doesn't involve heroin. If you apply half of your ass kickin sass that you show here, you can overcome this bump in the road. Just think of all the hours you've spent on papers, etc that you'd be throwing away if you stayed on your current path. Love!

MovingOn said...

Good luck headrot!

EastCoaster said...

Headrot - very best wishes to you. One second at a time. You can make it!

Steampunk Jazz said...

One minute...one hour...one day!
Get It Girl!!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

I am living and loving the bright light at the end of the tunnel. I cannot get over what little Faith I had that I could feel this good without my vices of choices. Fuck recovering, I consider myself recovered! (that's not an offense...just my own personal mantra/philosophy regarding substance abuse vs "addiction")

Blessings to you both, Headrot and Thoushallnotgossip.

@Headrot, you always struck me as so raw you were clearly battling, but so fierce you would surely win ;)