You look like you could use 20% off everything. Enter YOUEARNEDIT at checkout.

Santa Clara

Donna Adamski

Joined August 2008

  • Available
    Products
    6
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 12

Wall Art

Stationery

Artist's Description

The Nina and Pinta replicas stopped in Stuart, FL on their tour route for a few days. Before the bit of history about the ships that Christopher Columbus used to sail in his search for the new world, I have to add there is some confusion on the names.

The controversy is which one is actually called the Santa Clara. The local newspaper states that the Pinta was named Santa Clara and Wikipedia states that is was the Nina and also, elsewhere states that it is the Pinta. The ship Nina only has a flag on it with Nina spelled out and the other ship had the name Santa Clara on it, thus the confusion. I checked a few other sources as well with no conclusive evidence of which really is the Santa Clara!

The following is from Wikipedia

La Pinta (“the painted one”, “the spotted one”) was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492. The New World was first sighted by Rodrigo de Triana on the Pinta on October 12, 1492.

Pinta was a caravel-type vessel. By tradition Spanish ships were named after saints and usually given nicknames. Thus, Pinta, like Niña, was not the ship’s actual name. The actual name of the Pinta is unknown.

Pinta was square rigged and was smaller than the Santa María, weighing approximately 60 tons with a length of 20 meters and a width of 7 meters. The crew size was 26 men. Captain of the Pinta was Martín Alonso Pinzón.

The other ships of the Columbus expedition were the Niña and the Santa María. There are no known contemporary likenesses of Columbus’ ships. Replicas of each of all three ships exist, the best-known of which is the “sailing museum” Niña, built in 1992, which has toured the world continuously since then.

Nikon D70s
70-300mm
F8, 1/320
RAW
4/21/09 – 507/22

Artwork Comments

  • David Friederich
  • Donna Adamski
  • kathy s gillentine
  • Donna Adamski
  • janeymac
  • Donna Adamski
  • cougarfan
  • Donna Adamski
  • Karen  Moore
  • Donna Adamski
  • WJPhotography
  • Donna Adamski
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.