Roberto Mazzara to Donate 5% of Proceeds from Santa Maria Bell Auction to the American Cancer Society

Oct 25, 2021 268

The Santa Maria bell, which accompanied Christopher Columbus' flagship on his expedition to the Americas in 1492, will be auctioned off on November 18 in Miami. The American Cancer Society will benefit.

The bell was discovered by former Italian naval officer and underwater salvage expert Roberto Mazzara in 1994 off the coast of northern Portugal. It is at the center of an epic story replete with treasure hunts, political intrigue and historical mystery. 

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