The Santa Maria Flagship – Funchal, Madeira Island

Madeira pirate boat – Santa Maria de Colombo This magnificent replica of Christopher Columbus’s Flag ship “THE SANTA MARIA “ was built on the island of Madeira, between July 1997 and Jully 1998, in the fishing village of Camara de Lobos by Robert Wijntje, a dutchman and by local craftsmen. In 1998, the SANTA MARIA represented the Madeira Wine Expo 98 in Lisbon, where she was visited by 97.016 people in only 25 days. Since then thousands more have sailed and continue to sail aboard the SANTA MARIA, experiencing more…

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