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History Goes All In on Shipwreck Believed to Be Christopher Columbus' Long-Lost Flagship Deadline

History and the U.K.’s October Films have bought the rights to tape an investigation into what’s believed to be the shipwreck of the Santa Maria, the long-lost Christopher Columbus ship that went down in the Caribbean, reports Deadline.com.

Barry Clifford, a maritime investigator, believes an archaeological team has found the wreck, and History will track further investigations into the ship’s remains, the story says.

“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggest that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship,” Clifford said. “I am confident that a full excavation of the wreck will yield the first-ever detailed marine archaeological evidence of Columbus’ discovery of America.”

The ship was lost in 1492 when a cabin boy crashed the vessel into a coral reef off of Haiti. While Columbus wrote about the sinking in his journal, the shipwreck’s exact location wasn’t known.

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