In May 2014, Christopher Columbus made headlines as news broke that a team of archaeologists may have found the Santa Maria off the north coast of Haiti. Barry Clifford, the leader of this expedition, told the Independent newspaper that "all geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests this wreck is Columbus' famous flagship the Santa Maria." After a thorough investigation by the . agency UNESCO, it was determined the wreck dates from a later period and was located too far from shore to be the Santa Maria.
Europeans generally assumed that the aquatic expanse between Europe and Asia was uninterrupted. While hints of North America, Vinland , were already surfacing in Europe, historians agree that Columbus calculated too short a distance from the Canary Islands to Japan by the standards of his peers. [ citation needed ]
1/2 Drake Woodie by Savoie
Circa 1959 rare half duck decorative decoy by famed New Brunswick carver Amateur "Mat" Savoie (1896-1983). Although Savoie carved between 6-7,000 decoys in his busy carving career, he carved less than 100 of these very interesting folky 1/2 ducks!Original paint as well as condition. Great notes in the hand of the carver scribed on the non painted side. 13" Long. Carver: Amateur Savoie