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Thread: 500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

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    Re: 500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    If it is, and if there are valuables found intact, where will they end up?
    If the Santa Maria was a ship owned by the Queen of Spain, it belongs to Spain. If the Santa Maria was just a merchant ship, then who ever does the salvaging owns what he salvages. Unless the Santa Maria is in the territorial waters of a sovereign nation, it's usually a 50/50 split.

    Don't take my word for it but I think it's how it works.

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    Re: 500-year-old mystery: Wreck off Haiti may be Columbus' flagship Santa Maria

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    If the Santa Maria was a ship owned by the Queen of Spain, it belongs to Spain. If the Santa Maria was just a merchant ship, then who ever does the salvaging owns what he salvages. Unless the Santa Maria is in the territorial waters of a sovereign nation, it's usually a 50/50 split.

    Don't take my word for it but I think it's how it works.
    It was owned by a business man who accompanied Columbus on several trips. Initially it was financed by several spanish bankers, and after is was lost (and some of its hull used to build a fort, where all that remained were killed by natives, as Columbus discovered when returning) the Queen apparently partially covered some of the loss. Its 4.7ish miles off of haiti, meaning Haitian territorial waters, right?

    Another question would be if its not the Santa Maria, what other ship of that era would it actually be? It would have looked something like this...


    BTW-the guy who found this previously found a gold-laden pirate ship.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whydah_Gally
    Last edited by US Conservative; 05-14-14 at 02:55 AM.

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