Santa Maria (15th century)

Santa Maria (15th century)

Christopher Columbus' three-masted carrack, the Santa Maria was the flagship of his first, landmark voyage.

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Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus, America, flagship, lead ship, Niña, Pinta, carrack, indigenous people, New World, The Bahamas, Hispaniola, Lisbon, watercraft, shipping, deck, caravel, running aground, technology, history

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  • Is the following statement true?\nThe Italian word "colombo" means pigeon.
  • Which country did Christopher Columbus want to reach by ship (sailing toward West)?
  • Is the following statement true?\nIn April 1492 John II of Portugal authorized the Indian expedition.
  • Is the following statement true?\nIn April 1492 the Spanish royal couple authorized the Indian expedition.
  • How many ships did Christopher Columbus have on his first "Indian" voyage?
  • Is the following statement true?\nChristopher Columbus soon realized that he had discovered a new continent.
  • Is the following statement true?\nChristopher Columbus lived the rest of his life in Spain in great honor.

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