Hundreds of Shipwrecks Tell Story of Maritime Past

https://www.realclearscience.com/2019/03/02/hundreds_of_shipwrecks_tell_story_of_maritime_past_284969.html

Sam Jones, The Guardian
The treacherous waters of the Americas had their first taste of Spanish timber on Christmas Day 1492, when Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa Mara, sank off the coast of what is now Haiti.Over the following four centuries, as Spain’s maritime empire swelled, peaked and collapsed, the waves on which it was built devoured hundreds of ships and thousands of people, swallowing gold, silver and emeralds and scattering spices, mercury and cochineal to the currents.


Original Title: Hundreds of Shipwrecks Tell Story of Maritime Past
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