Nao Santa Maria

I had the pleasure a couple of weekends ago to see the Nao Santa Maria. She is a full size replica of Columbus’ Santa Maria. She looks big from the port. Onboard you learn she had a crew of 45. She would feel a lot smaller with 45 men on deck. Don’t think well some were below deck. Nope, below deck was supplies for the trip.

Nao Santa Maria is a traveling museum that visited our local port. You can self explore over most of the ship. She does have a few modern upgrades as required by law. I really enjoyed visiting her. You can learn more about her at