Nao Santa Maria brings the past to Brunswick marina

Apr 19, 2019 155

BY: Larry Hobbs

Some 526 years ago, a foolhardy dreamer dared to reach the east by sailing west. Most perceptive folks back in 1492 realized the earth was not actually flat after all. But still ... “They didn’t know where they were going, or what they would find,” Angel Rosa said Wednesday of Christopher Columbus’ earth-shaking voyage. 

Rosa has a pretty good idea what it must have felt like for Columbus and his crew. A Spaniard, the affable young man first arrived in the Americas last December, taking roughly the same route as Columbus. And he was sailing in pretty much the same ship. The Nao Santa Maria arrived Wednesday morning in Brunswick, the ship’s latest stop on an educational tour of the eastern United States. 

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