Santa Maria

Santa Maria - Jim Blackwell

Jim Blackwell modified a kit of this historic vessel by substituting better wood.

The Santa Maria was Columbus’ flagship when he landed in the New World. She was three-masted and square-rigged, about 85 feet in length with a crew of forty. Top speed was eight knots, cruising speed of four knots. She ran aground on Christmas Eve, 1492, off the coast of Haiti.

Period: 1492
Model length: 21”, height: 16”
Scale:1:65

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