Monday, October 10, 2005

Columbus Day



In 1492, Christopher Columbus aboard his flagship the Santa Maria set sail for the New Word. In 1936, the Cuthbertson Boat Works of Algonac, Michigan, built a replica of the Santa Maria, the Santa Maria II. Sadly, the boat was dismantled in 1962.

In the early 1940’s my Grandfather was on Harsen’s Island when he filmed the Santa Maria II. Click below to view this brief but rare footage!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Terry Cuthbertson said...

I have a guestion for you. My great grandfather Andrew Cuthbertson actually built the Santa Maria Replica mentioned on this site. If I recall a while ago you posted a link to a mini video of the Santa Maria actually sailing on Lake St. Clair, but sadly I can no longer find it on the site. Do you by any chance have it still out there? I was hoping to get a copy of it to post to our private family website I'm putting on myfamily.com. Thanks so much for your help.

2:37 PM, April 21, 2009  
Blogger alana said...

This boat was created by my great-great grandpa Cuthbertson they called him Cuppy for short. I was doing a project on him and this boat and im glad i found a picture of this boat! my great uncle still works restoring boats in Algonac.

7:38 PM, December 20, 2011  

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