Christopher Columbus’ Bell of The Santa Maria to be auctioned in Tallahassee

Feb 23, 2022 205

BY: Pat Mueller

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Now, in 2022, a piece from his ship can belong to you. According to a press release from Affiliated Auctions and Realty, LLC, the Santa Maria’s bell is scheduled for auction in Tallahassee on March 2, 2022.

Affiliated Auctions says the bell arrived in Tallahassee from Miami after the diver who discovered it told the auctioneers the bell’s origin story. Christopher Columbus’ grandson requested his grandfather’s personal belongings be returned to Portugal on the San Salvador in 1555, according to the release.

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